Two shields added
A Shield competition is to be introduced at the Premier Minor grade in both codes to ensure that teams do not exit the competition at too early a stage.
It was also decided that, at the discretion of the C.C.C.C. from the second weekend in September, Shield quarter-finals and semi-finals will not be delayed by adult championship fixtures where both competing clubs have a maximum of two players involved with their adult team. In such cases clubs must decide which club team the young player plays with so that the Minor fixture can proceed.
It was also decided that, to increase fixture options and decrease the possibility of clashes between adult and Minor fixtures, Shield quarter-finals and semi-finals can be played at neutral venues after August 31 if the C.C.C.C. so decree.
The Convention also carried a motion whereby shield hurling matches can be played under lights if necessary and where possible.
Permission was also granted to the C.C.C.C. to have the authority in conjunction with the clubs to change the policy if necessary in relation to the playing of Minor Premier finals in both codes.
Convention also decided that where a team is amalgamated from two or more clubs, the amount of passes for semi-finals and finals will be increased by four to accommodate both clubs.