'THREE up, three down' is the main change to the 2013 County Senior Football Leagues for 2013 after a lively discussion about the present structures in the competition at last Monday's fixtures ceeting in Austin Stack Park.
The Ballymacelligott motion was passed after clubs felt that returning the Leagues to three promoted and three relegated teams each season was the only way to restore some of the competition's integrity, which supporters of the motion felt had been lost in the county league in recent years, particularly coming towards it's conclusion.
There was a feeling amongst some delegates that results are being decided in the competition as early as round eight in the present structure, particularly by teams who have nothing left to play for in the season, having been knocked out of other competitions in advance.
While the move was mainly opposed by the Division One teams - for example, Kerins O'Rahillys used the example of clubs with inter-county players being deprived of their key players for the mid-season games - there was also a sense that delegates could not have it every way in trying to solve the problem.
A motion from Renard to create six divisions of 10 teams in the competition by 2014 was withdrawn after it was felt that it would create a big gap in the calendar by having two weekends taken out of the competition, most likely during the summer months according to the CCC.
Renard's motion for playing some games as 13-aside matches in the competition was also defeated.