CDSL DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES 2019/20

Disciplinary sanctions shall be imposed for offences reported in the referees report

Standard Offences; (not complying with the following)    
Fine €40

  • Proper pitch markings
  • Nets in good condition
  • Goalposts painted
  • Corner flags 5ft. min.
  • Numbered jerseys (1-16)
  • 2 match footballs
  • First aid kit
  • Good kit appearance
  • Proper filling in of referees card
  • Punctuality to kick off

 

Clubs are reminded that they are responsible for the following;

  • Proper playing surface;
  • Safety of match officials and players;
  • Conduct of officials and supporters,
  • The home club/team are liable for any improper conduct among home spectators,
  • The visiting club/team are responsible for any improper conduct among its group of spectators.
  • If it is not possible to identify the perpetrators of an offence action may be taken against the club to which they belong. This also applies to games on neutral grounds;
  • Ensuring that there is no consumption of alcohol in grounds;
  • Payment of referee before games;
  • Proper access to ground;
  • Correct marking of pitch;
  • Changing facilities with hot and cold running water for home, away and referees in the Premier & First Divisions;  
  • Prompt display of footballs, first aid kit to referee on his arrival;
  • Ringing in match results & any scorers immediately after games. This includes away games in MFA & FAI competitions. 
  • Where possible Clubs must signpost venues on match days;
  • Clubs must ensure that an ambulance can access their pitch if needed;


Failure to comply with the above will result in fines and/or other sanctions being issued.

CDSL Rule 32: Clubs failing to be represented at meetings of the Management Committee shall be fined €100 for each failure unless give a satisfactory explanation.

Fines;

All fines must be paid by Cheque, Bank Draft or Postal Order to the CDSL on or before the payable date on the Disciplinary Report Form/Email. Failure to pay by this date will result in further sanctions being imposed up to and including suspension from all activities within the CDSL, MFA and FAI.

PLAYERS / OFFICIALS DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES 2019/20

Disciplinary sanctions shall be imposed for offences as reported in referees report

If a player or official gets sent off in a match we recommend that you write to the Hon. Secretary (CDSL Rule 89) to explain your side of the events as depending on the referee's report you may get more than a one match ban.

All players and officials are entitled to request a personal hearing within 5 days of being sent off.

FAI RULE 3. MISCONDUCT BY PLAYERS

1. Including the automatic suspension incurred, the overall suspension imposed on any Player receiving a red card shall be for:

a) at least one (1) match for denying the opposing team a clear goal-scoring opportunity (particularly by deliberately handling the ball); €40 fine

b) at least one (1) match for unsporting conduct; €40 fine

c) at least two (2) matches for serious foul play (particularly in the case of the use of excessive or brute force); €40 fine

d) at least three (3) matches for assaulting (deliberately pushing, pulling, striking, butting, elbowing, punching, kicking etc. Touching is not an assault) an opponent or a person other than a Match Official; €40 fine

e) at least six (6) matches for assaulting by spitting at an opponent or a person other than a Match Official; €100 fine

2. A Player, who has not received a red card but who has been reported for misconduct, may be sanctioned in accordance with Part D Rule 3.1(a-e).

3. A fine may also be imposed in all cases.

4. The right is reserved to punish an infringement which has escaped the Match Official’s attention.

FAI RULE 4. MISCONDUCT BY OFFICIALS

1. The overall suspension imposed on any Official shall be for:

a) at least one (1) match for unsporting conduct; €40 fine

b) at least three (3) matches for assaulting (deliberately pushing, pulling, striking, butting, elbowing, punching, kicking etc. Touching is not an assault) an opponent or a person other than a Match Official; €40 fine

c) at least three (3) matches for assaulting by spitting at an opponent or a person other than a match official; €100 fine

2. An Official whom the Match Official has reported as having committed an assault on a Match Official before, during or immediately after a match shall automatically stand suspended until the disciplinary process has been completed.

3. A fine may also be imposed in all cases.

4. The right is reserved to punish an infringement which has escaped the Match Official’s attention.

FAI RULE 5. MISCONDUCT BY PLAYERS AND OFFICIALS AGAINST MATCH OFFICIALS

1. Where a Player receives a red card and/or is subsequently reported for misconduct against a Match Official, the overall suspension imposed, including the automatic one match suspension, shall be for:

a) at least three (3) matches for use of foul, insulting or abusive language that is used directly towards a Match Official in an offensive, intimidating or threatening manner;

b) at least twelve (12) matches for deliberately placing a hand on, brushing against or obstructing a Match Official. During this suspension, the Player shall be ineligible to play for any other club team or in any other competition;

c) at least twelve (12) months from all football related activity for assaulting (deliberately pushing, pulling, spitting at, striking, elbowing, punching, kicking etc.) a Match Official;

d) at least a thirty-six (36) months suspension from all football related activity for assaulting i.e. deliberately striking a Match Official that involves head butting, repeated punching/kicking and/or assaults involving more than one player and/or official from the same team.

2. The overall suspension imposed on any Official for misconduct against a Match Official shall be for:

a) at least three (3) matches for use of foul, insulting or abusive language that is used directly towards a Match Official in an offensive, intimidating or threatening manner;

b) at least twelve (12) matches for deliberately placing a hand on, brushing against or obstructing a Match Official. During this suspension, the Official shall be ineligible to be an Official for any other club team or in any other competition;

c) at least twelve (12) months from all football related activity for assaulting (deliberately pushing, pulling, spitting at, striking, elbowing, punching, kicking etc.) a Match Official;

d) at least a thirty-six (36) months suspension from all football related activity for assaulting i.e. deliberately striking a Match Official that involves head butting, repeated punching/kicking and/or assaults involving more than one Player and/or Official from the same team.

3. Where a Player or Official persists in using foul and abusive language, having been sent from the field of play, a further sanction shall be applied.

4. Where a sanction is imposed under Part D, Section 2 Rule 5.1c. or d. or 5.2.c or d, the FAI Disciplinary Committee may impose any other sanction available under these rules.

5. A Player or Official whom the Match Official has reported as having committed an assault on a Match Official before, during or immediately after a match shall automatically stand suspended until the disciplinary process has been completed.

6. Where a Player or Official has been reported as having committed an assault on a Match Official, the League shall immediately refer the matter to the FAI Disciplinary Control Unit and the matter will be decided by the FAI Disciplinary Committee in the first instance. The decision of the FAI Disciplinary Committee shall be notified to all relevant bodies.

7. Where a Player or Official makes disparaging remarks or comments about a Match Official on their personal social media platform visible to the public that Player or Official shall be dealt with in accordance with Part D, Section 2 Rule 19.

FAI RULE 15. RACISM/DISCRIMINATION

1. Any Participant, who offends, disparages, discriminates against or denigrates someone, or a group of persons, in a derogatory manner on account of ‘race’, skin colour, language, religion, disability, gender, ethnic and/or national origin(s) or sexual orientation, or perpetrates any other racist/discriminatory and/or contemptuous act, shall be subject to disciplinary sanction. The relevant disciplinary body shall consider and have the power to impose a suspension, fine and/or other sanction as deemed appropriate. In the case of individuals, the minimum suspension shall be for a period of five (5) matches.

2. If a spectator, or spectators, engage in racist/discriminatory behaviour, including but not limited to chanting or displaying racist/discriminatory slogans at a match, the relevant disciplinary body shall sanction the Affiliated Member which the spectator(s) support. If the spectator(s) cannot be identified as a supporter, or supporters, of one or other club/affiliate the host club/affiliate may be sanctioned.

3. Spectators engaging in racist/discriminatory behaviour may be subject to a disciplinary sanction.

4. Sexual or racially-based harassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether physical or verbal, shall result in disciplinary action.

FAI RULE 18. BRINGING THE GAME INTO DISREPUTE

Any Member or Participant who has brought the game of football or the FAI into disrepute by any means, written, verbal, by action or otherwise shall be sanctioned with a suspension and/or fine and/or a ban on performing any football related activity or other sanction deemed appropriate.

FAI RULE 19. DISPARAGING COMMENTS AND/OR ACTIONS

1. Public comment and/or actions of the following nature may result in disciplinary sanction:

a) Comments and/or actions which are offensive or threatening in any way and/or;

b) Comments and/or actions causing damage to the game or the FAI or bringing the game or the FAI into disrepute and/or;

c) Unsubstantiated allegations or comments which question the integrity of any person or body or are disparaging in any way;

d) Publication of material which questions the integrity of any person or body or are disparaging in any way.

FAI RULE 21. FORGERY/FALSIFICATION

1. Anyone who, in football-related activities, forges a document or falsifies an authentic document or uses a forged or falsified document to deceive in contractual or legal relations shall be sanctioned with a suspension of at least six (6) matches.

2. If the perpetrator is an Official, the body shall impose a ban on taking part in any football-related activity for a period of at least twelve (12) months.

3. A fine may also be imposed.


If a player gets sent off in a FAI or MFA match and your team wins then that player is automatically banned for the next match in that competition. (Note: If player gets any additional sanctions these will apply to all competitions). If your team loses, players are automatically banned from the next domestic fixture.


If a player gets sent off in a domestic Clare Cup, League Cup or League match he is automatically banned for the next domestic Clare Cup or League Cup or League match (whichever game takes place first). (FAI Rule 38 section 5) 

If there is any additional suspensions the club will be notified by the CDSL, MFA & FAI following their next disciplinary meeting.


Players or officials sent off for foul and abusive language to an official will carry a minimum €100 fine

*   Player sent off, straight red card – Minimum one match automatic suspension (see above)

* A player sent off for two cautions will receive a one match suspension plus a €20 fine. If player users foul and abusive language to the referee after being sent off further sanctions will be imposed

* A player who receives four cautions will receive a one match suspension plus a €20 fine

* If the same player receives four more cautions – a one match suspension plus a €40 fine

* If the same player receives four more cautions – a two match suspension plus a €40 fine

All suspensions take effect from the date on the Disciplinary Report Form/Email.

FAI RULE 38 (5). EXPULSION

In all other matches played under the auspices of the FAI an expulsion automatically incurs a one (1) match suspension from the next Domestic Competitive Match. A Player sent from the field of play shall serve an automatic suspension at the same level of football i.e. a Player sent from the field of play in a 1st team fixture may not serve an automatic suspension in a reserve team fixture or U19 fixture and vice-versa.

Suspensions are carried into the next season.

Players or officials have the right to appeal any decision of the Disciplinary Committee to the MFA or the Football Association of Ireland as per CDSL Rule 80 and must appeal in accordance with the rules of those organisations.

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