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2014 Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship

posted 23 Jun 2013, 14:01 by Carrick Swans   [ updated 23 Jun 2013, 14:14 ]

  • As the 2013 Championship is now at Divisional Finals stage & Round 2 of the County Senior Hurling Championship is nearly completed, next years championship is starting to take shape. 

Here's what we know about next years championship so far:

All 8 Divisional Finalists find themselves in Roinn I in 2014. How they are seeded depends on how far they go in the County Championship.
Other teams who have qualified for Roinn I next year include:
Roscrea, Templederry, Toomevara & Borrisileigh  who all won their Co Championship Round 2 matches this week

13 of the 16 teams in Roinn II are now known. These are seeded as follows:
Seed 3 or Seed 4
Seed 3/ Seed 4 are the losers of Round 1 of the 2013 County Championship.
The EIGHT teams that will be seeded 3 or 4 are: Cashel, Moneygall, Borrisokane, Golden Carrick Davins, Lorrha, Boherlahan & Thurles Sarsfields.
**Intermediate Champions replace one team in Seed 4/Seed 4 and goes in as a 4th seed.**

Seed 1 or Seed 2
The 1st & 2nd Seeds are the losers of Round 2 of the 2013 County Championship.
Five so far:
JK Brackens

The losers of Mullinahone vs Nenagh Eire Óg, Cappawhite vs Burgess & Upperchurch vs Holycross will also be in Roinn II next year with the winners of these fixtures guaranteed a place in Roinn I. 

How will the 2014 Senior Hurling Championship differ from 2013?
2013 --No Change to 2012.

The Tipperary Senior Hurling Championshp is to be run as in 2012, to meet dates and deadlines as set down by CountyCCC, and Divisional Championships systems to be agreed by County CCC. 
However final Championship placings from 2013 to be used for 2014 seeding.

2014 -- NEW FORMAT

Roinn I

SeedGroupsA      B        C        D        
14 Co Semi Finalists 20131234
24 Co 1/4 Finalists 20135678
34 Co Rd 4 Losers 20139101112
44 Co Rd 3 Losers 201313141516
Two top teams in Groups,A,B,C,D (8 teams). 
qualify for the Co. SHC Prelim. Quarter Finals (Last 16/Dan Breen Cup)
The bottom teams from each group are assigned to Roinn II for the 2015

If you finish 1st or 2nd in your group you get to compete for the Dan Breen Cup in knockout hurling, if you finish 3rd (and don't win your division your year is over) and if you finish 4th you are in Roinn II the following year. 

The 8 Divisional Finalists are in Roinn I in 2014 - what seeding they'll have depends on how far they go in the County Championship.

Roinn II

SeedGroupsE        F        G        H        
14 Rd 2 Losers 20131234
24 Rd 2 Losers 20135678
34 Rd 1 Losers 20139101112
43 Rd 1 Losers 2013 + Intermediate Champions 201313141516

Top team in each Group,E,F,G, H, (4 teams) qualify for the Co. SHC Prelim Quarter Finals (Last 16/Dan Breen Cup)
and are assigned/promoted to Roinn I for 2015 
Two out of Last Placed teams in each group to be relegated. (2 down, 1 up [Intermediate Champions 2014])

Basically if you finish top in your group, you go to compete for Dab Breen, if you finish 2nd/3rd you are finished for the year (unless you win your division) and if you finish 4th you go into relegation. 

Divisions & Divisional Championship 2014

4 Divisional Champions play in SHC Preliminary Quarter Finals(Last 16/Dan Breen Cup) - (4 Teams)

If a team wins its Divisional Championship, and finishes in the first or second place in Roinn I or in first place in Roinn II, then the next highest ranked team, not already qualified, will advance to the Preliminary Quarter finals. However a team in the Roinn II relegation place / relegation play-off place cannot qualify for the Preliminary Quarter Finals via this route.

County Championship: 16 Teams Play as below --- Open Draw

1. Preliminary Quarter Finals --- 16 teams (Last 16) 
                4 Top Teams in Roinn I vs 4 Top Teams in Roinn II
                4 Divisional Champions vs 4 Runners Up in Roinn I

2. Quarter Finals --- 8 winning teams from Premlimnary 1/4 Finals/ Last 16 matches --- Open Draw

3. Semi Finals --- 4 winning teams from 1/4 Finals---  Open Draw

4. Final --------- 2 winning teams from Semi Finals to play in Final - Usually Mid October

Relegation: Two teams: 4 last placed teams in each Group, in Roinn II  play off to relegate two teams. (Relegation To be Finalised)