2016 Shield Bulletin

The 2016 Shield Bulletin, with the final team and individual standings, and a Steward’s report on each division, is now available. Click here to open.

Well done to all the winning teams and players, and best of luck to everyone in the league.

League Grading Meeting + Fees

The Shield competition is now drawing to a close, and there should only be a couple of matches remaining in each group.

Balgriffin 2 are the run away leader of Group 3, but most of the other groups are very tight. In Group 4, only 1 point separates the top 3 teams. If any results are missing from our results section, make sure to email them in.

The grading meeting to decide divisions for the league will take place on Tuesday 13th December. A number of clubs have yet to pay their league fees, and any outstanding fees must be paid before the league grading meeting.

The League divisions will be published online as soon as they are available.

Shield Groups Announced

The Groups for the Shield competition are listed below. Please take note of the following important downloads:


 

GROUP 1

  • SYNGE ST 1
  • WEXFORD 1
  • TERENURE 1
  • CASTLEKNOCK 1

GROUP  2

  • BALGRIFFIN 1
  • PINGZONE 1
  • ST. PAULS 1
  • LEINSTER 1

GROUP 3

  • TERENURE 2
  • BALGRIFFIN 2
  • SYNGE ST. 2
  • DUNBOYNE 1

GROUP  4

  • BALGRIFFIN 3
  • LEINSTER 2
  • NAVAN 1
  • SYNGE ST. 3

GROUP  5

  • BALGRIFFIN 4
  • ST. PATS 1
  • DUNBOYNE 2
  • ALSAA 1

GROUP 6

  • PINGZONE 2
  • ST. PAULS 2
  • NAVAN 2
  • PINGZONE 3

GROUP 7

  • ST. PATS 2
  • DUNBOYNE 3
  • ALSAA 2
  • DUNBOYNE 4

GROUP 8

  • ST. PAULS 3
  • PINGZONE 4
  • CLONDALKIN 1
  • TERENURE 3

Best of luck to all the teams involved, particularly any teams teams taking part for the first time.

Application Form 2016/17 – Monday Deadline

The application forms for the 2016/2017 season are now available:

The original deadline of Friday 30th September 2016 has been extended. Application forms must now be returned completed on or before Monday 3rd October.

The meeting at which teams are graded will be held on Wednesday 5th October 2016

There will be no fixture meeting for the shield so will all captains arrange their own fixtures either by phone or e-mail and forward them on to the relevant steward before the Shield commences.

League Grading

The Grading for the League competition will take place next week.

This is the final week of Shield fixtures before the League grading and the Christmas break. The final 2 rounds of Shield fixtures are due to take place at the start of January.

Teams should have played 7-8 Shield matches at this stage. So make sure that all scoresheets are submitted to the relevant steward, and email on any results that are missing from the results section.

The League commences the week of 25th January 2016. The League divisions will be published as soon as they are available.

Shield Results

The Shield competition kicks off this weeks, and all of the results will added to the results section here.

Any results can be emailed to website@leinsterttleague.net, but scoresheets also need to be sent to the steward responsible for the division.

Important Dates

  • The grading meeting for the League takes place on Tuesday 14th December.
  • The final week of Shield fixtures are scheduled for the week of Monday 11th January 2016.
  • The League competition starts the week of Monday 25th January 2016.

Best of lucks to all the teams involved.

2015/16 Shield Groups Announced

The groups for this season’s Shield competition have been announced. There are 6 divisions with 6 teams in each, and will run for 10 weeks. The first set of matches are due to take place the week of Monday 19th October.

The fixture meeting for the shield will take place on Monday 12th October at 7.45p.m. in Balgriffin. Please ensure that all your teams have someone present to arrange fixtures and they have a copy of their fixtures with them.

GROUP 1

  • PINGZONE 1
  • LEIXLIP 1
  • BALGRIFFIN 1
  • LEINSTER 1
  • TERENURE 1
  • BALGRIFFIN 2

GROUP 2

  • PINGZONE 2
  • ST. PAULS 1
  • LEIXLIP 2
  • BALGRIFFIN 3
  • HYDE PARK 1
  • TERENURE 2

GROUP 3

  • LEINSTER 2
  • BALGRIFFIN 4
  • PINGZONE 3
  • PINGZONE 4
  • NAVAN 1
  • ST. PATS 1

GROUP 4

  • BALGRIFFIN 5
  • NAVAN 2
  • DUNBOYNE 1
  • PAULS 2
  • ALSAA 1
  • LEIXLIP 3

GROUP 5

  • BALGRIFFIN 6
  • LEIXLIP 4
  • PINGZONE 5
  • LEINSTER 3
  • ALSAA 2
  • DUNBOYNE 2

GROUP 6

  • ST. PAULS 3
  • PINGZONE 6
  • ST. PATS 2
  • NAVAN 3
  • DUNBOYNE 3
  • TERENURE 3

Please note that PingZone is the new name for Dundrum TTC.

Downloads

Keep or Remove the Shield?

Ahead of the new season, we would like to get your views on wether you would like to keep the Shield competition, or remove it and have bigger League divisions.

The Shield is the first competition of the Leinster League season, and runs for 6 weeks. The benefits of the Shield are that it provides teams with an extra opportunity to win silverware during the season and it involves all players having 4 matches per night (2 singles & 2 doubles). The Shield is also useful for rating teams so that they can placed in an accurate league division.

However, the downsides of the Shield are that promotion and demotion are not guaranteed, and teams can often end up playing the same teams in the League that they did in the Shield, particularly in the higher and lower divisions.

By removing the Shield, it would allow the league divisions to become bigger, and each group would involve 7-8 teams. Have your say by taking part in the survey below.

The survey will remain open until Saturday evening.