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  1. Paul Collings

    Duchy League AGM

    Hocking's House is the location of St Cleer's usual pitch so both teams will play there. Last season Liskeard's Duchy side also played there and i'm guessing they will return to Liskeard School (adjacent to Lux Park) - perhaps McQ can confirm this.
  2. Paul Collings

    Trelawny League AGM

    Hello Dave, thankfully our (former) secretary has agreed to see this side of things through. I have had no dealings with it at all (i'm just one of the dinosaurs trying to be a bit helpful because I love the local game and the league !) but if you copy me in on any issues i can pass it on to him (paul_collings@hotmail.co.uk) . Thanks, Paul
  3. Paul Collings

    Duchy League AGM

    PREMIER DIVISION ONE DIVISION TWO Boscastle AFC Bodmin Altarnun Foxhole Stars Gunnislake Foxhole Reserves Gerrans & St Mawes Holywell & Cubert Gorran Godolphin Atlantic Reserves North Hill Grampound Lostwithiel Queens Rangers Lamerton Community FC North Petherwin St Breward Lanivet Inn St Dennis Reserves St Cleer Lifton St Mawgan St Dominick Pelynt St Newlyn East St Merryn Roche Reserves Sticker Reserves Saltash Utd 3rds St Columb Major Torpoint Athletic 3rds Stoke Climsland St Minver Reserves Veryan Tregrehan Mills Tintagel DIVISION THREE DIVISION FOUR COMMITTEE Calstock Boscastle Reserves President: Brian Conyon MBE Dobwalls Reserves Bude Town Reserves Chairman: Colin Burrell Lanreath Reserves Delabole Vice Chairman: Paul Collings Liskeard Athletic 3rds Lifton Reserves Secretary: vacant Mevagissey Reserves Lostwithiel Reserves Treasurer: Philip Edworthy Pensilva Nanpean Rovers Registration Secretary: Michael Newcombe Polperro Reserves Newmoor Rovers Fixture Secretary: Daniel Code St Dennis 4ths North Petherwin Reserves CCFA Rep: Ian Trevenna St Eval Spitfires St Annes Chapel Tracey Banfield - St Dennis St Stephen Reserves St Cleer Reserves Yvonne King – Southgate Southgate Seniors St Mawgan Reserves William Kitto – Independent Wadebridge Town 3rds Week St Mary John Le Masurier – St Stephen Andrew Ould - Wadebridge Martin Perrin - Mevagissey Tania Semmens - Godolphin Venue changes etc for 2018/19 New teams – Bude at Broadclose Park, Bude; Lifton Res at Lifton Recreation Ground ; Nanpean at Victoria Bottoms, Nanpean; Newmoor at Indian Queens (Queens Rangers); St Cleer Res at Hockings House, St Cleer. Lamerton will play at Mary Tavy. Holywell & Cubert at Tretherras School , Newquay and Torpoint will primarily play at Horson Field, Torpoint with some games at the Mill, Torpoint.
  4. Paul Collings

    Duchy League AGM

    i'll put a full list on later, bit short of time just at the moment.
  5. Paul Collings

    Duchy League AGM

    The biggest issue at the Duchy League’s agm was confirmation that Michael Newcombe, would definitely not be continuing in his role as League Secretary. It was also confirmed that Mike will be remaining as Player Registration Secretary and will continue to perform some associated tasks. He had also kindly agreed to handle the preseason business of affiliations and the handbook compilation etc but made it clear that once the seasons was underway he would not be doing any general secretarial work. The League Secretary’s position remains unfilled and anyone interested in taking on the important role should contact the league’s chairman, Colin Burrell, on 01840 213743 or email the vice-chairman, Paul Collings - paul_collings@hotmail.co.uk. The League’s other officers were re-elected. Two vacancies on the Management Committee were filled from the floor by Andrew Ould (Wadebridge Town) and Tania Semmens (Godolphin Atlantic). Ian Trevenna remains the league’s representative on the CCFA and Brian Conyon MBE its President. Nine teams had withdrawn from the League, St Stephen to join the East Cornwall League and Tregony who were hoping to join the Trelawny League plus Biscovey, Callington Town, High Street, Looe Town, Rame Peninsula, St Kew and Saltash 4ths. Applications to join the league had been received from Bude Town, Lifton Reserves, Nanpean Rovers, Newmoor Rovers and St Cleer Reserves. There was some concern expressed that no representative from Bude was at the meeting, The members voted to accept all the new teams with the proviso that Bude explain their non-attendance to the satisfaction of the League which they subsequently have done – apparently the club secretary was on holiday and he had asked someone else to attend for him, but they didn’t of course. I think we can all identify with that scenario !!!. It was also agreed that Tregony would be welcome to remain in the league should their application to join the Trelawny League fail. The membership for 2018/19 was 60 teams and it was agreed to split these into five divisions of 12 teams each. All normal promotions and relegations would apply plus additional promotions as per league rankings. Award winners: - Secretary of the Year: Andi Sleeman, North Petherwin. Top Marked Referee: Jon Harris. Top Class 7 Referee: Alan Howells. Sporting Trophies :- Premier Division: North Petherwin. Div One: Gunnislake. Div Two: Altarnun. Div Three: St Stephen Reserves. Div Four: Lostwithiel Reserves.
  6. Paul Collings

    Duchy Four Sat 26th

    This will be my last post on the forum, in fact the last time i look at the forum, for some considerable time as I do not need to see any more aggressive or offensive remarks aimed at me for trying to do my best by the Duchy League and mostly posted by clearly unsporting individuals who can't even use their own names and who I very much doubt will be volunteering to hold any of the vacant positions on the League committee that may occur at the end of the season. I am very grateful to St Kew for turning up at Polperro today and giving them a good game, despite only having ten men, so that I could present the Division Four Champions trophies to the Polperro players who really deserved them. It was also great to see old faithful Ian Spurling officiating and clearly still enjoying himself. I hope St Kew have a much more enjoyable 2018/19 season and that Polperro continue their successful run. Goodbye.
  7. Paul Collings

    Duchy Knock Out Cup Semi Final tonight (Wed)

    Final word from me on what has become an impossible situation and after a couple of thoroughly demoralising days. The decision to remove Torpoint Athletic from the Knock Out Cup Competition for playing an ineligible player stands. St Mawgan will face Foxhole Stars in the final tomorrow.
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    Duchy Knock Out Cup Semi Final tonight (Wed)

    The East Cornwall Premier League has now had time to thoroughly check the appearance records and have confirmed that Christopher Bartollini has not played for Torpoint Reserves this season and was therefore eligible to play in the semi-final. The issue of Curtis Damerell still remains however because on the one hand he was definitely not eligible to play but on the other hand the League clearly told Torpoint that he was eligible to play. This of course leaves both clubs feeling aggrieved and it also affects Foxhole as the other finalists. There clearly won’t be an outcome that pleases everybody. I will issue an update as soon as possible.
  9. Paul Collings

    Duchy Knock Out Cup Semi Final tonight (Wed)

    Just to clarify, there is no requirement for the League to check that any player is eligible to play beforehand and the League could just let the teams work it out for themselves but the sensible approach is for squads to be notified in advance so that the League can confirm they are all eligible - ie 'sanction' them to play. As I have already stated Torpoint were incorrectly informed that Damerell was ok to play, he did not have any special permission (sanctioning). I think it is also fair to point out that Torpoint had not realised he was ineligible themselves.
  10. Paul Collings

    Duchy Knock Out Cup Semi Final tonight (Wed)

    On behalf of the Duchy League I would like to confirm that Torpoint Athletic fielded two players in Wednesday’s Knock Out Cup Semi Final who were ineligible under Cup Rules. One of those players, C Damerell, was incorrectly sanctioned to play by the League for which the League is deeply apologetic. However the second ineligible player, C Bartolini, was not sanctioned to play and therefore Torpoint Athletic are unfortunately in breach of the Rule. As a consequence, Torpoint Athletic have been removed from the competition and St Mawgan have been re-instated to play in the Final on Sunday. Paul Collings Duchy League Vice Chairman
  11. I would be interested to know if anyone has got anything to report from last night's meeting about the proposed restructuring of the 'senior' leagues ?
  12. Paul Collings

    Duchy Knock Out Cup Semi Final tonight (Wed)

    What a cracking semi final tonight, Torpoint certainly had the upper hand first half but the second period I thought was St Mawgan's. I think if St Mawgan had managed some more clinical finishing on the night things could have been different - but it's all just a matter of opinion. Both clubs did themselves proud and it was a great advert for Duchy League football. Very well hosted by Dobwalls FC and sensibly refereed by Gary Cornish and his team. I was a little disappointed that St Mawgan didn't appear to come into the club for a drink after the match.
  13. Paul Collings

    League Runners Up- QUESTION

    Every Duchy League divisional runners-up receives players' trophies. As a league we try to make the presentations at a match (preferably a home match) but it is not always possible to do this as quite often the positions aren't finalised until teams have finished playing. A League officer is usually available to attend a club's end of season 'do' to make the presentations but even this is not always possible.
  14. Superb evening for the second Duchy Knock Out Cup semi-final being played tonight at Lantoom (Dobwalls FC) 7.00pm St Mawgan take on Torpoint Ath for a place in the final at St Dennis this coming Sunday to take on Foxhole Stars (5.00 pm kick off) Tonights match officials are Gary Cornish Chris Nicholls and Robert Steggles Prior to the KO Cup Final on Sunday, Roche Reserves will face St Stephen Reserves in the final of the Bodmin Sports Trophies League Cup (2.00pm kick off)
  15. Isn't that what we all tried this season !! hasn't worked out too good even for the leagues with smaller divisions. Sod's Law of course next season December, January and February will probably be bone dry and all the clubs will be crying out for matches.