Following the publication of the GAA’s roadmap to games last week, Kilkenny GAA at it’s June County Board meeting laid out it’s Championship structure for the 2020 season.
It is as follows….
– All Knockout matches are finish on the day.
– Extra Time 2 periods of 10 minutes.
– If still level penalty shootout.
– A player once he plays a match at a grade, that grade will be classed as his grade eg if player plays in Senior – – Round 1 he can not play Junior section B later.
– Formats for the lower grades could have to be changed if clubs have not the numbers to compete.
St. Canices Credit Union Kilkennny Senior Hurling Championship 2020 & Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai Intermediate Hurling Championship 2020.
12 Senior Teams – Bennettsbridge, Clara, Danesfort, Dicksboro, Erins Own, Graiuge Ballycallan, James Stephens, Mullinavat, O Loughlin Gaels, Rower Inistiouge, Shamrocks Ballyhale, Tullaroan
12 Intermediate Teams – Carrickshock, Dunnamaggin, Fenians, Glenmore, John Lockes, Lisdowney, O Loughlin Gaels, St Lachtains, St Martins, St Patricks, Thomastown, Young Irelands.
– 12 teams in both, Same format for both grades.
– 4 groups of 3.
– 3 rounds of league.
– 1st Round Knockout format 2nd place teams v 3rd place teams, teams in same group kept apart
– 4 1st round losers drawn and play and play relegation semi Finals
Quarter final Draws seeded 1st teams in groups v 1st round knockout winners.
Semi Finals Open Draw
JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior Hurling Championship 2020
13 Junior Section A Teams – Barrow Rangers, Blacks and Whites, Cloneen, Conahy Shamrocks, Emeralds, Galmoy, Graignamanagh. Kilmacow, Mooncoin, Piltown, Slieverue, Tullogher Rosbercon, Windgap
JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior Section A Championship (13 Teams)
13 teams 4 groups. 3 groups of 3 and 1 group of 4.
Preliminary round (1st Round knockout)
4th in Group A v 3rd in Group B, C, D
12 Teams Left
1st Round Knockout format (2nd round knockout)
1st in Group A v 3rd Place team/Preliminary Winner
1st in Group B v 3rd Place team/Preliminary Winner
1st in Group C v 3rd Place team/Preliminary Winner
1st in Group D v3rd Place team/Preliminary Winner
2nd in Group v 2nd in Group
2nd in Group v 2nd in Group
Quarter Finals (3rd round of Knockout)
Semi Finals (4th Round of Knockout) Section B Winner come Enters
County Final (5th round of knockout)
JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior Section B Championship 7 teams (No Relegation this year)
7 Junior Section B Teams – Clara, Dicksboro, Erins Own, James Stephens, Rower Inistioge, Shamrocks Ballyhale, St Patricks
– 1 group of 4 and 1 group of 3
Knockout Quarter finals
1st in Group B v 4th in Group A
2nd in Group B v 3rd in Group A
3rd in Group B v 2nd in Group A
1st in Group A has a bye
Section B Semi Finals open draw
JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior A Championship, Junior B Championship, Junior C Championship
10 Junior A Teams – Carrickshock, Dunnamaggin, Graigue Ballycallan, James Stephens, Lisdowney, Mooncoin, O Loughlin Gaels, Thomastown, Tullaroan, Young Irelands
10 Junior B Teams – Barrow Rangers, Bennettsbridge, Conahy Shamrocks, Dicksboro, Glenmore, John Lockes, Mullinavat, St Lachtains, St Martins, Tullogher Rosbercon
10 Junior C Teams – Danesfort, Emeralds, Fenians, Galmoy, Graignamanagh, Mooncoin, Piltown, Shamrocks Ballyhale, Threecastles, Windgap.
– All 3 grades have 10 teams so same format
– 5 1st round matches, draw done
– 5 1st round winners and best loser through to next round.
– Best loser criteria in order (1) Smallest losing margin, (2) Highest Score by losing team (3) Most Goals scored by losing team.
Round 2, 4 worst losers doubling up as relegation semifinals.
Quarter finals 6 teams with bye from 1st round plus 2 2nd round winners.
JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior D Championship
9 Junior D Teams – Barrow Rangers, Blacks and Whites, Carrigeen, Clara, Cloneen, James Stephens, Kilmacow, Slieverue, St Patricks
– 1st Round 4 1st round matches, draw done (1 club gets a bye)
– 2nd round 2 worst 1st round losers loser eliminated.
– Quarter Finals open draw
JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior E Championship (8 teams)
8 Junior E Teams – Bennettsbridge, Danesfort, Dicksboro, Erins Own, Lisdowney, Moocoin, Rower Inistioge, St Martins
– 1st Round 4 1st round matches
– 2nd Round (winners group) 1st round winners v 1st round winners, (winners get a bye into semi-final, losers play in quarter final)
– 2nd round (Losers group) 1st round losers v 1st Round losers (winners play quarter final, losers eliminated)
JJ Kavanagh & Sons Senior Football Championship (9 Teams Remaining)
Senior Football Teams Left (9) – Clara, Dicksboro, James Stephens, Kilmoganny, Mullinavat, O Loughlin Gaels, Railyard, Tullogher Rosbercon, Senior Football Relegation 3 Teams Clara, Danesfort, O Loughlin Gaels
1st round knockout – O Loughlin Gaels v Clara
Quarter Final Draws (Draws Made at March County Board Meeting)
Dicksboro v Mooncoin
Mullinavat v Railyard
James Stephens v Kilmoganny
Tullogher Rosbercon v O Loughlin Gaels/Clara
Relegation final Danesfort v O Loughlin Gaels/Clara
JJ Kavanagh & Sons Intermediate Football Championship (Draws Made at March County Board Meeting)
Intermediate Football 5 Teams – Blacks and Whites, Glenmore, Piltown, Rower Inistioge,Thomastown
Quarter Final Blacks and Whites v Thomastown
Semi Finals Glenmore v Rower Inistoge
Semi Finals Piltown v Blacks and Whites/Thomastown
JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior Football Championship 8 teams
Junior Football 8 Teams – Barrow Rangers, Carrickshock, Graigue Ballycallan, Kilmacow, Muckalee, Railyard, Tullaroan,Windgap. League draw discarded. Straight knockout competition.