2.1.1 The construction of the leagues shall be decided by the appropriate
committees at the start of each season. League tables shall be drawn up at
the end of the season which will determine the promotion and relegation of
the teams involved.
2.1.2 Any team refusing to take up its appropriate position in the leagues
will be barred from league competition for one year. Thereafter, their
application to join their appropriate league shall be considered in the normal
way. If a team is unable to take up it’s position through extenuation
circumstances, this will be dealt with at the discretion of the relevant LMC
in liaison with the CNACC.
2.1.3 The position of a new team may be assessed at the discretion of the
relevant LMC utilising a play of if deemed necessary.
2.1.4 A new team shall be defined as a team with less than five original members of a
previous team or at the discretion of the LMC if deemed appropriate.
2.1.5 Where a club has more than one team, it must name seven first team members and when
appropriate seven second, seven third etc. team players.
All players must be named to a team and
registered with the LMC prior to playing.
A named player may play down in the team immediately below once per
season but may not return to her former team for the following two league
matches. If she plays down more than
once, that player is deemed a member of the lower team and will not be
permitted to play up for the remainder of that season.
2.1.6 Only one named player may play in the team immediately below at a time.
2.1.7 If a
player plays up for 2 full consecutive league games she will be deemed to be a
named player of that particular team.
2.1.8 The relevant
league secretary must be informed, in writing, of a proposed change in named
players before the relevant fixture. The number of times a team may make such changes will be at the
discretion of the LMC. (Section 2.1.5 – 2.1.7
player may play in the county leagues provided that she fulfils the affiliation
rules laid down by AENA and the league rules as approved by the leagues and the
maximum of 12 players may operate on each league date. The squad may include
the umpire as a substitute provided that she is affiliated to that club and is
of the appropriate standard for that league.
The substitute umpire must hold an equal or higher qualification than
the one she is replacing. However, any
change in umpire during a match can only take place with the prior agreement of
the two captains.
tables shall be drawn up by the LCs.
Winter league fixtures should be completed before the AGM.
Summer league fixtures should be completed
before the end of July. LMCs must not
schedule matches on County fixture days without the prior consent of the CNACC.
registered to play in both feeder and non feeder leagues will not have to pay
the County proportion of the affiliation for the non feeder league.
Premier League (PL) is considered to be the premier division of all feeder
leagues. Therefore no team may enter
both the PL and a feeder league concurrently.
2.2.2 The PL shall consist of a minimum of 8 teams.
2.2.3 The winners of the appropriate feeder leagues shall be promoted to the PL.
2.2.4 Relegation shall be at the discretion of the PL committee.
2.2.5 Each team shall name seven players for the PL.