THE DEFERRED Sligo County GAA Convention has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 3rd, at the Radisson Hotel.
The annual meeting was due to take place on December 11th but was postponed to allow more time to complete the audit for the 20112012 accounts.
It was expected that the annual gathering would have to be held before the end of the year but the Croke Park authorities agreed to sanction a date early in January.
The Convention will feature a number of interesting elections, most nobably a contest for the Chair between outgoing office holder Cyril Feehily and former Chairman, Joe Queenan.
Mr. Feehily is seeking a third successive term in office while Mr. Queenan is bidding to regain the Chair after holding the role for nine years between 1996 and 2004
A number of new officers will be elected to the Executive at Convention as several current members have to step down under the five year rule
Changes to the format of club championships in the county are among the issues rasied in motions to be discussed at the Convention.
Shamrock Gaels and Eastern Harps have both put forward motions asking that consideration be given to changing the current system in the senior and intermediate championships.
Eastern Harps, meanwhile, are also calling for new structures for the League competitions.
Shamrock Gaels want the CCC to investigate the possibility of reverting the senior and intermediate championships to the previous format of three groups of four while Eastern Harps are proposing that the senior championship revert to four groups of three, with all group games played on a home and away basis, meaning that there would be four games for each team in the group stages.
In a separate motion, Eastern Harps are recommending that all county leagues finish with a final between the top two teams in each division.
The full list of motions for Convention is as follows: - That the CCC investigate the possibility of reverting the senior and intermediate championships to the previous format of three groups of four (Shamrock Gaels) - That county players will in future be available for all club matches (St. Mary's) - That one of the Games Promotion Officers be deployed full time to the urban area to work on coaching and games promotion in the city area (St. Mary's) - That the county senior championship revert to four groups of three, with all group games being played on a home and away basis, which means that there will be four games for each team in the group stages. If any club is deemed to have a ground which is not suitable for holding a championship fixture, it is open to that club to nominate a suitable ground, approved by the CCC, within the county (Eastern Harps) - That all county leagues finish with a final between the teams which finish first and second in their respective divisions (Eastern Harps) - That all players on the county senior panel be made available to their clubs for a minimum of six league games (Eastern Harps) - In the event of it being decided at Congress 2013 that the 'six day turnaround' to All Ireland Qualifier series round four for teams defeated in Provincial senior football finals be eliminated from the fixtures schedule from 2014 on, that Congress request the CCCC to consider implementing this decision for 2013 as is already feasible under rule 6.27 (A) All Ireland quarter-final scheduling. (Coolaney/Mullinabreena).