There were six motions down for discussion at the County Tipperary GAA Convention held in The Dome at Semple Stadium this week. They generated much discussion at the end of Convention, with the results being as follows:
Motion 1 ( Kilsheelan Kilcash)
“In the aftermath of the All Ireland Finals where there is a significant drop in media attention of our games that the GAA at national level orchestrate and co-ordinate in conjunction with all counties a major publicity campaign with all media outlets to promote and raise the profile of County, Club and Provincial championship games.” Result - Motion Passed.
Motion 2 (Burgess)
“That all match umpires be given similar training to that received by referees before they can officiate at matches.” Result - Motion goes back to Referees Committee.
Motion 3 (Killenaule)
“We propose that Rule 6.27 TO 2011 be changed to read Under 10 and younger age groups. Games in Under 10 and younger age groups shall bee organised on the Go Games model and with teams being a maximum of 11 a side and structured to ensure that all participants get to play in the game. At Under 10 level competitions may also be organised on a mini-league format on the basis that the teams are a maximum of 11 aside and that provision be made for all members of the panel to participate in the game.
Changes to Rule Change of age from 12 to 10 years and the removal of the word “full”
Result - Motion Defeated
Motion 4 (Moyne Templetuohy)
Due to the economic downturn and the serious impact this is having on GAA clubs fundraising activities, we propose that the GAA defers all major structural developments at National and Provincial level and redirects the finance thus saved in helping our clubs to survive through this difficult time
Result -Motion carried
Motion 5 (Newport)
That Convention directs Co C.C.C. to review Motion 9 from Fánaithe na Sionnaine, passed at County Convention on 20th December 2010, (re: players whose home club does not field an adult team in a particular code, may play for another club in that code) and make recommendations to Co Management and Co Board before end January 2012. Review to include in its considerations number of players, number and location of clubs, application for approval, restrictions, etc.
Result - Goes back CCC for consideration.
Motion 6 (Kilsheelan Kilcash)
Proposed new bye law.
Intermediate teams that win the County championship shall not be compelled to go senior; they shall have the option to apply for senior status to the County grading committee who shall make the appropriate recommendation to the County committee. Intermediate teams that win the County championship in consecutive years shall be compelled to go senior.
(Upgrading to senior hurling and football at present covered by bye law 26 (b)
Result - Withdrawn