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Intermediate Draw and Regulations

posted 14 Mar 2014, 07:12 by Kenneth Fox   [ updated 14 Mar 2014, 07:20 ]
Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round 1 Draw

Clarinbridge V Kilconieron
Rahoon/Newcastle V Cappataggle
Kilbeacanty V Moycullen
Craughwell V Oranmore/Maree
Ballindereen V Ahascragh/Fohenagh
Meelick/Eyrecourt V Abbeyknockmoy
Gort V Killimor

The Intermediate Championship is almost as complicated as the Senior.

Round     I              An Open Draw of the 14 teams, 7 vs 7. Winners all qualify for Group stages.
Round    2 Prelim   Six of the seven losers in Round 1 are drawn to playoff 3 v 3. Remaining team get a bye to Round 2 proper
Round    2             The three losers from the previous round and the team who had the bye are drawn to playoff 2 v 2. The two winners are the                                  final qualifiers for the Group stage. The losing teams in Round 2 playoff and the loser of that is relegated to Junior A.
Round 3, 4, 5         The 12 qualifiers are drawn into 3 groups of 4. The top 2 in each group qualify. Two group winners are drawn and get a bye                                     into the semi-finals. The remaining Group winner drawn in quarter finals with second placed teams, 2 v 2.

The shortest path to the final is 5 games as the longest (without replays) is 8.

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