Rule 6.21 (5), (c) and what it means …
There is no point in setting out probabilities and possibilities from our final game in the senior championship against Moate All-Whites. A win is essential (but we could scrape through on a draw in certain circumstances) for both clubs and then we await with interest the results of Tang v Shandonagh and Athlone v Garrycastle. The final destination for all four clubs tied on 4 points is out of their hands; all four depend to some extent on results elsewhere.
According to the Football Planning Report, 'Rule 6.21 shall apply for placings in the various groups of the championships' in the event of ties.
This is what Rule 6.21 (which was amended at the Annual Congress last February) has to say about what happens when teams finish on equal points in the league stage of a championship.
In such a situation, the rule states that ties SHALL be decided by the following means and in the order specified:
(i) The higher number of LEAGUE POINTS obtained in the ‘Head-to-Head’ games defined as the games in which the teams involved in the tie have played each other. (In other words, 2 points for a win etc when the teams involved in the tie play against each other, Team with most points rank 1 etc).
(ii) The higher Scoring Difference (subtracting the total Scores Against from total Scores For) in the ‘Head-to-Head’ games.
(iii) The higher Scores For in the ‘Head-to-Head’ games.
(iv) If the application of criteria (i) to (iii) results in a team(s) being successful or eliminated but there is still a relevant tie to be decided, criteria (i) to (iii) are to be repeated for the ‘Head-to-Head’ games only of the still tied teams.
(v) The higher Scoring Difference in all games in the League Group. (vi) The higher Scores For in all games in the League Group.
(vii) A Play-Off.