County Qualifying

One of the highlights of the pool calendar is the IPA Inter County Championships in June. All year players from around the country compete to qualify to represent their county at this prestigious tournament.

The players who qualify will get to play for Leitrim against the best players in the Country. The qualifying system in Leitrim is as follows:

Senior County A Team

Rank Qualification Method Player Name
Position 1 Winner of Shane Barry Memorial Tournament Brendan Shivnan
Position 2 Winner of the Leitrim Champion Niall Sweeney
Position 3 Winner of the Premier League Championship
Position 4 1st Highest Ranked Player at the IPA’s
Position 5 2nd Highest Ranked Player at the IPA’s
Position 6 3rd Highest Ranked Player at the IPA’s
Position 7 Winner of the Mens Leitrim County Championship
Position 8 Wild Card
Position 9 Wild Card
Position 10 Wild Card
Position 11 Wild Card
Position 12 Wild Card
Note: If a player occupies more than one position in qualifying places 1-7, the place(s) will go to a wild card.

 

Senior County B Team

After the A team has been finalised, the following rules apply for B Team Qualifying.

Rank Qualification Method Player Name
Position 1 Number 1 Ranked Player in the Pub League after the County A Team is finalised
Position 2 Number 2 Ranked Player in the Pub League after the County A Team is Finalised
Position 3 Number 3 Ranked Player in the Pub League after the County A Team is Finalised
Position 4 Number 2 Ranked Player in Premier League after the County A Team is Finalised
Position 5 Number 3 Ranked Player in Premier League after the County A Team is Finalised
Position 6 Number 4 Ranked Player in Premier League after the County A Team is Finalised
Position 7 Winner of the Premier League B Event
Position 8 Wild Card
Position 9 Wild Card
Position 10 Wild Card
Position 11 Wild Card
Position 12 Wild Card
Note: If a player(s) occupying position 1, 2 or 3 have already qualified for A team, then that qualifying place will be awarded to the next ranked player(s) in the pub league. Also If a player(s) occupying position 4, 5 or 6 have already qualified for A team or are occupying positions 1, 2 or 3 then that qualifying place will be awarded to the next ranked player(s) in the premier league

 

Senior County C Team

After the B team has been finalised, the following rules apply for C Team Qualifying.

Rank Qualification Method Player Name
Position 1 Number 4 Ranked Player in Pub League after the County B Team is Finalised
Position 2 Number 5 Ranked Player in Pub League after the County B Team is Finalised
Position 3 Number 6 Ranked Player in Pub League after the County B Team is Finalised
Position 4 Number 5 Ranked Player in Premier League after the County B Team is Finalised
Position 5 Number 6 Ranked Player in Premier League after the County B Team is Finalised
Position 6 Winner of Premier League C Event
Position 7 Wild Card
Position 8 Wild Card
Position 9 Wild Card
Position 10 Wild Card
Position 11 Wild Card
Position 12 Wild Card
Note: If a player(s) occupying position 1, 2 or 3 have already qualified for B team, then that qualifying place will be awarded to the next ranked player(s) in the pub league. Also If a player(s) occupying position 4 or 5 have already qualified for B team or are occupying positions 1, 2 or 3 then that qualifying place will be awarded to the next ranked player(s) in the premier league

O50’s County Team

Rank Qualification Method Player Name
Position 1 Winner of Over 50’s County Championship
Position 2 Runner up of Over 50’s County Championship
Position 3 Trials in Drumshambo Pool Hall
Position 4 Trials in Drumshambo Pool Hall
Position 5 Wild Card
Position 6 Wild Card

 

Under 23 County Team

Rank Qualification Method Player Name
Position 1 Winner of Under 23 County Championship
Position 2 Highest ranked on IPA U23 ranking
Position 3 Trials in Drumshambo Pool Hall
Position 4 Wild Card
Position 5 Wild Card

Junior County Team

Rank Qualification Method Player Name
Position 1 Winner of Junior County Championship
Position 2 Runner-Up of Junior County Championship
Position 3 Trials in Drumshambo Pool Hall
Position 4 Trials in Drumshambo Pool Hall
Position 5 Wild Card
Position 6 Wild Card
Position 7 Wild Card
Position 8 Wild Card

Note: The County Manager’s will have the final say on the awarding of all qualifying positions to their relevant County Team.