Acceptable Reasons for Cancellation or Changing of Matches
- Death of a club member.
- Confirmations (12s and 13s only) – change from Saturday to Sunday or Sunday to Saturday (not cancelled).
- Entrance Exams (12s and 13s only) – if exam falls on a Saturday morning, games can be changed to Saturday afternoon or Sunday (not cancelled). Exam dates and teams involved MUST be notified to the fixture secretary no later than 15th January 2015.
- If two players from the same team (only in their own age group) are on International Duty or International Squad Training Duty. If a goalkeeper only is on International Duty or International Squad Duty.
- If Managers are on Official FAI Kick Start Courses.
- National Cup games outside of Cork Area.
Typically, teams try to get matches off because of clashes with other sports, unavailability of managers, communions, players/managers going on holidays etc. These reasons will NOT be allowed for cancellations.
DISCIPLINARY MEETINGS AND SUSPENSIONS
CSL Disciplinary meetings will generally take place on the third Tuesday of every month beginning on Tuesday 16th September 2014 if required. Should it be necessary to hold any extra meetings, clubs will be advised accordingly. Anybody required to attend a disciplinary meeting will be advised through the club Hon. Secretary.
All players red carded in games MUST serve an automatic ONE GAME suspension as follows:
A – SENT OFF IN A LOCAL LEAGUE OR LOCAL CUP GAME
The player automatically misses the next local league or cup game in the age group in which the card was received. Example – sent off in a local league or local cup U15 game – misses the next U15 local league or cup game automatically. If the player happens to be an U14 player, the automatic suspension only applies to the U15 grade, as that was the grade in which he received the red card. Any player under an automatic one game ban is eligible to play in the National Cup.
B – SENT OFF IN A NATIONAL CUP GAME
The player automatically misses the next National Cup game in the age group in which the card was received – if the team is still in the National Cup. If the team was beaten in the game, the player automatically misses the next local league or local cup game at the YOUNGEST ELIGIBLE AGE. Example – U14 player sent off in U15 National Cup game in which his team lost – he will automatically miss the next U14 local league or local cup game.
Subject to the referee’s report the sanction may be increased by the SFAI. Suspensions may be increased following action by the Disciplinary Committee of the CSL. Suspensions imposed by the Disciplinary Committee of the CSL may be imposed on the basis of (a) the number of games or (b) a specific time period. They may cover more than one age group. All suspensions are to be served as directed by the Disciplinary Committee of the CSL.
C – PLAYERS SERVING SUSPENSIONS GREATER THAN THE
AUTOMATIC ONE GAME BAN FOR BEING SENT OFF IN A LOCAL LEAGUE OR LOCAL CUP GAME SHALL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY IN THE NATIONAL CUPS DURING THIS SUSPENSION AS NATIONAL CUP GAMES SHALL COUNT AS GAME/S SERVED UNDER THAT SUSPENSION.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AN AUTOMATIC ONE GAME SUSPENSION CANNOT BE APPEALED.
Procedure for Cancellation of Matches due to Unplayable Pitches
Home club Hon. Sec. MUST do as follows in the event of a game being cancelled the night before:
Request permission to cancel from Eddie Doyle on (085) 8887396. Once permission is granted: Contact away teams Hon. Sec. by telephone. Contact the referee by telephone. This must be done no later than 9.30pm the night before the game.
Please ensure where possible that you actually speak to the person rather than just leaving a message. (If you cannot get an answer on the phone leave a voice message AND send a text message. If a text message is sent it must be copied to Eddie Doyle).
Home club Hon. Sec. MUST do as follows in the event of a game being cancelled the day of a match:
Should you not call off a game the night before, please ensure that if you are doing a pitch inspection on the day of the game, that it is done no later than 2.5 hours before the game (e.g. 8.00am for a 10.30am kick off). If pitch is unplayable, request permission to cancel from Eddie Doyle on (085) 8887396.
Once permission is granted: IMMEDIATELY contact the opposition and the referee to stop them from travelling. Should you feel that the pitch is playable after an inspection 2.5 hours before the game, any subsequent decision about possible cancellations MUST then be left to the referee.
Of course all this will only work if ALL club secretaries and referees have their telephones turned on and are available to take calls either the night before and/or early morning on the day of a fixture.
In the past we had some situations where the away teams/referees turned up to games that had been “called off” but had not been informed by the home club. Please ensure that this does not happen this season in the event of cancellations.
If this happens the home club will bear all expenses incurred.
THE LEAGUE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INSIST ON AN INSPECTION OF ANY PITCH AT ANY TIME IN THE EVENT OF A PROPOSED CANCELLATION. THE COST OF THIS INSPECTION WILL BE BORNE BY THE HOME CLUB.
Promotion, Relegation and Playoff Procedure
GOAL DIFFERENCE will no longer decide any position.
Promotion and Relegation
- Premier to Division 1 – 2 down to Division 1, 2 up to Premier.
- Division 1 to Division 2 – 3 down to Division 2, 3 up to Division 1.
- All other Divisions – 3 up and 3 down.
To decide League Winners
If two teams tie at the top of any league a play off (with extra time and penalties if necessary) will apply. If three teams tie at the top of any league a round robin play off will apply (draw for round robin fixtures will take place and a subsequent play off with extra time and penalties if necessary).
To decide all other League Positions (except winners)
If two (or more) teams tie for a position from runners up to last place, the position will be decided on the teams result(s) against each other during the league. If at that stage the situation cannot still be decided a play off (with extra time and penalties if necessary) will apply only for promotion and relegation positions
The CSL Result Line is no longer in use. Results will now be dealt with as follows:
With the new website, each club will now have a “Results Official.” Only HOME TEAMS receive and send back the text. Approximately one hour before each HOME game kick off time, the relevant club results official will receive a text of the fixture. Immediately following the game the result official will have to return that text, having inserted the relevant scores, to 087 9911692. You will receive a confirmation text that the result was accepted.
Your result text will automatically update the match score on the results section of the website and will also automatically update the relevant league table. If by any chance you have sent in the wrong score, you can send the correct result again which will update the website.
PLEASE NOTE: As goal difference is no longer used to decide positions in our league tables, we will not put up a score of more than 7 against any team for obvious reasons. So if the score is 10-1 please return 7-1. However if the score is 8-7 you will have to return 8-7! The results official MUST return all results as soon as possible after each game on the day of the game.
GAMES CANCELLED BY REFEREE – If a game is cancelled by the referee after a pitch inspection, the result official will have to enter a c instead of both team scores and return the text as usual.
- All referees cards MUST be completed in block capitals.
- The person who signs the card MUST both sign his name and write his name in BLOCK CAPITALS in the spaces provided at the end of the card and must be 18 years old at least.
- Remember when you put your name to the card you are confirming that all the players listed on it are totally legal.
- Failure to sign a card will render the Club Hon. Secretary liable for any problems that may arise with the legality or otherwise of players on the card.
- Failure to sign a card will also attract a fine of €10 per card.
- Persistent failure to sign cards may lead to other further disciplinary action.
SUSPECTED OVERAGE / ILLEGAL PLAYERS
If a team manager suspects that a player on the opposing team is overage / illegal, he can take the following course of action during a game:
At half time, the manager can ask the referee to go to the opposing manager and request that the suspected illegal player sign his name and date of birth and number on the card on the match card. Up to three signatures can be requested at half time.
If the suspected illegal player came on as a substitute in the second half, this same request can be made at full time. Again up to three requests can be made at full time. A refusal by any team manager to such a request will be taken as an admission of guilt.
IMPORTANT – If a signature and date of birth has been obtained on a match card, the requesting club must inform the CSL Hon. Secretary by email to firstname.lastname@example.org after the match so that the signature can be checked and evaluated.
The Club Hon. Secretary must email the CSL Hon. Secretary within 7 days of any team giving a walkover. The reasons for the walkover must be clearly outlined.
Any team giving a second walkover may be expelled from the league at the discretion of the CSL committee.
Any team giving a walkover will forfeit the game on a 3-0 score line and the club will incur a €50 fine. Each subsequent walkover by any team in the club will incur a fine of €75. Any team who simply does not turn up for a game without informing anyone will face severe disciplinary action from the league which may include expulsion.