A point was not enough to declare Naomh Muire as league Champions todays as Burt can technically still catch us. However, it may be the crucial last point required as Burt must now win all their remaining 5 games....so if Burt drop any points...Naomh Muire will be league Champions. Unfortunetly, the league will not conclude now until February at the earliest... due to a rule that December/January are closed months. Mixed day therefore with promotion as champions just a kick away....but now this having to wait and see until February.
The match itself was a really tense and nervous affair and neither team showed any of their seasons form. It was pretty much point for point throughout and on the day either side could have pushed on and won. It brings to an end and overall strong league campaign in 2011...and the very strong likelihood of promotion which was the original goal at the beginning of the year.
Promotion / Relegation Rules
The Team that finishes top of league wins the league and is automatically promoted to the next highest Division.
The second and third placed teams in Division 2, 3, 4 playoff for promotion purposes.
Where teams finish level at the top, the scoring difference between them decides who is to be promoted.
Where teams finish level in 3rd/4th, the scoring difference between them (in their game...s against each other) decides who enters play off with second placed team.
Two teams to be relegated as follows.
Bottom team in Div 1, Div 2, Div 3 Relegated.
Second and third from bottom to play off to decide the other team to be relegated.
Scoring difference will NOT decide relegation issues.
Playoffs will decide if teams finish level on points