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Create a Competition

The System caters for three types of Competitions. The Competition Wizard provides a number of simple steps that will help you to include the information you need in your Competition. Click on a competition below that you would like to create -


Create a League Competition

Steps to take:

  • Log in to the GAA System
  • Within 'Competitions' select 'Add'
 
Step 1 of the Competition Wizard -
  • Select 'Create New Competition' and 'Next'
  • If you would not like this competition to go live, select the 'Draft' option. A draft competition can be made live at any time by selecting the 'Publish Live' option under the 'More Actions' drop down list on the 'Fixtures' page.
 
 
 
Figure 1 - Competition Wizard Step 1

 

Step 2 – Competition Details

a. Specify values for each of the following properties:

  • Competition Name
  • Sponsor
  • Competition Owner-
    • Defaults to the name of the current user.
  • Rank-
    • Modifying the rank will change the ordering of the competitions in the system. A competition with rank 1 is more than important than a competition than rank 10.
  • Season
  • Competition Format - League
  • Competition Type** (See Below)
  • Competition Grade
  • Competition Discipline
    1. Football
    2. Hurling
  • Age Level
  • Gender
  • Referee Pool
  • Venue Pool

b. Specify the Fixutre Options for the Match Officials in this Competition. Check the box of each Match official type that applies.

  • Set Referees / Team Contacts (this option states who will receive the Score SMS for this Competition).
      • If referees are selected, then a referee will have to be selected from the Referee Pool associated with the Competition.
      • If Team Contacts has been selected, the contact for the Home Team will receive an SMS requesting the score for the games. By selecting this option, no referees can be set for fixtures, as we will assume the Home Team contact is to be used.
      • NOTE: Team Contacts for this Competition will need to be set up once you have completed the Competition setup (Team contacts are not saved to their associated teams to be used at a later date for a different competition).
  • Set Standby Referees
  • Set Linesmen
  • Set Sideline Officials
  • Set Assessors
 

**Depending on what you select for ‘Competition Type’ will filter what you can select for ‘Competition Grade’ and ‘Age Level’.

Example:

  • If you always want your senior fixtures to appear first when making calls to the Fixtures and Results XML feed, then set a rank of 1 on all senior fixtures. The Competitions in question will then always be ranked or displayed first on your website.

     

c. Click the Next button.

 
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Figure 2 - Step 2

Step 3 – Competition Details

Provide information for the following -

 

Format Setup

 

  • Number of Divisions
    • 1-10
  • Number of Legs
    • 1-2

League Table Options

  • Points for a Win
  • Points for a draw
  • Points for a loss
  • Points for a walkover

 

c. Specify the preferences for ordering the League Table:

 

  • Total Points
  • Head to Head
  • Score Diff

 

These options will be used to determine the ordering of the League Table placings in the event of a tie.

  • Click 'Next'

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Figure 3 - Step 3

 
 
Step 4 – Allocate Teams
 
This step enables you to allocate teams to the division(s) in your competition.
 
Using the Filter Options to select the -
  • Club Type
  • Province
  • County
This will automatically produce a list of relevant clubs -
  • Tick the clubs that you want to be in this division
  • Click 'Add'
They will be moved to the table on the right hand side to be included in the division.
 
 
Next choose a Fixture Creation Option -
  • Create League divisions via Matrix
  • Create League Divisions Manually
  • Create Randomly Generated League Divisions
Click 'Next'.

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Figure 4 - Step 4

 

 

Step 5 – Create Fixtures

 

This step will vary depending on the Fixture Creation Option you selected, click on the Fixture Creation Option below to see the next step -

 

Create a Knockout Competition

After following steps 1 and 2 above and selecting 'Knockout' for Competition Format -

 

Step 3 – Competition Details

  • Select the number of Knockout Divisions in the Competition
  • Click Next

 

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Figure 6 - Step 3 - Competition Format Set Up

 
Step 4 – Allocate Teams
 
Using the Filter Options to select the -
  • Club Type
  • Province
  • County
This will automatically produce a list of relevant clubs -
  • Tick the clubs that you want to be in this division
  • Click 'Add'
They will be moved to the table on the right hand side to be included in the division.
 
Next select a Fixture Creation Option -
  • Create Knockout Divisions via Matrix
  • Create Knockout Divisions Manually
Click 'Next'
 
 
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Figure 7 - Step 4
 

 

 

Step 5 – Create Fixtures

 

This step will vary depending on the Fixture Creation Option you selected, click on the Fixture Creation Option below to see the next step -

 

 

Create a League/Knockout Competition

A League/Knockout competition is a combination of both the league competition and knockout competitions shown above.

After following Steps 1 and 2 above and selecting 'League/Knockout' as the Competition Format -


 

Step 3 – Competition Details

 

Provide information for the following -

 

Format Setup

 

 

  • Number of Divisions
    • 1-10
  • Number of Legs
    • 1-2

 

League Table Options

 

  • Points for a Win
  • Points for a draw
  • Points for a loss
  • Points for a walkover

 

c. Specify the preferences for ordering the League Table:

 

  • Total Points
  • Head to Head
  • Score Diff

 

 These options will be used to determine the ordering of the League Table placings in the event of a tie.

 

  • Click 'Next'
 
 
Step 4 – Allocate Teams
 
You can filter the teams using Filter Options, choose from -
  • Club Type
  • Province
  • County

This will populate the table on the left with possible teams.

  1. Select the check box beside each team you would like to include.
  2. Click 'Add'.
  3. Select how you would like to create your fixtures from the Fixture Creation Options.
  4. Click Next.
 
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Figure 8 - Allocate Teams for League/Knockout Competition
 

 

 

Step 5 – Create Fixtures

 

This step will vary depending on the Fixture Creation Option you selected, click on the Fixture Creation Option below to see the next step -

 

Final Step  – Allocate Referees

 

The table contains the fixtures you have created for your Competition.

  1. Use the drop down list beside each fixture to select the Referee.
  2. Click 'Finish' to create your Competition.

 

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Figure 9 - Final Step - Allocate Referees

 

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