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Code of Ethics 'awareness' course set for Bettystown

There are still a number of places available on the Code of ethics and good practice for children's sport awareness workshop taking place on Tuesday the 23rd March at 6.30pm in MECA Community House in Bettystown.

The course is aimed at all those involved in clubs for children. The cost is €20 per person. To book a place please contact Meath LSP on 046 9067337 or e-mail mlsp@meathcoco.ie

Collon man Joe scoops top prize in MDL draw

The first Car draw of the current campaign took place last Wednesday in LMFM studios on Gerry Kelly's afternoon show.

It was a particularly satisfying one for Albion Rovers member Tommy Molloy as for the second time in three years he managed to sell the winning entry.

Overall sales were down on previous years, and only for the timely intervention by Bellurgan United who decided only six weeks ago to make a meaningful effort, and ended selling over eleven hundred tickets.

Ardee Celtic also came close to their usual quota of one thousand, while a lot of clubs do not appear to make any effort to what in effect offers them a risk free opportunity to boost their funds especially in those hard pressed times.

The second draw takes place at the same venue and time on Wednesday 7th April The draw results in full: €11,000 or Car: Joe Fleming, Oriel Road, Collon Co.Louth Sold by Albion Rovers; €500: George Reburn, Storminstown, Ardee, Co Louth Sold by Square United; €200 : Jimmy Sheelan, Mountbagnel, Riverstown, Dundalk, Co.Louth Sold by Bellurgan; €100: E Matthews, R Kieran, D Campbell, Square, Ardee; M & R Marmion, G Keenan, Bellurgan Dundalk; A Kane Ardee Cel; L Lenehan, Rathkenny; & A Leonard Athboy.

FAI Summer Soccer Schools bookings open

Bookings are now been taking for this year's FAI Summer Schools.

This year there will be eight mainstream camps and a Goalkeeping camp taking place across Meath and further details can be found on www.summersoccerschools.ie or by contacting Meath Development Officer Mark Scanlon at 086 7954353

Clarification of FAI rules

There still remains some confusion on eligibility of players particularly in cross over seasons (National League Summer to Junior Football Winter Seasons, and the reversal of same)

The following are the relevant updated FAI rules that govern the movement of players. Such rules even if not updated in various Junior League's official rule book. overwrite any old rules that would not have taken into account the changes made by the FAI.

The following re the relevant rules: 31 B - A player may only be registered for one club at a time. No club may sign more than three players on Amateur forms from the same club during the latter club's current season, except with the written consent of the Secretary of the club from which the players are being signed.

33 A - The registration period for the Amateur game, other than the SFAI shall be 1st June to the 31st March inclusive for the winter season, and 1st of December to the 30th of September inclusive for the summer season.

33 B --The two transfer periods for the Amateur game shall be 1st June to 30th September inclusive, and the 1st December to the 31st January inclusive with the exception of the SFAI. However an Amateur player may be signed on a professional contract for the professional game during the professional registration periods

33 D- If a player's registration/contract expires naturally at the end of his current season i.e. (31st May, winter season/30th November summer season) a transfer form is not required for the player to register with another club in another League. Players registered with clubs whose fixtures extend beyond the above dates are committed to these clubs until those fixtures are completed.