Forty eight teams entered this years competition compared with 44 last year. Welcome to newcomers - Clane, County Meath, Dundalk, Edenderry and Luttrellstown.
This allows us to have 8 groups of 6 teams. Four groups have been regionalised to limit long journeys. Also, we have swapped some of last year’s Regional and Dublin teams to ensure some variety. Next year other teams will be swapped.
Each team will play 5 group matches with, depending on the draw, either 2 or 3 matches at home. The competition will start on a league basis and progress to a knockout format at the quarter-final stage. Group winners will qualify for the quarter-finals. A tie for group winner will be decided by (i) the number of away matches won; (ii) the number of away points scored; (iii) the result of the match between the tied teams; (iv) a play-off.
We have amended the rules regarding failure to contact the referee/competition administrators (Frank Lyons and Rory Butler) in advance of (a) difficulties with arranging matches; (b) failure to play matches by the play-by dates and (c) walk-over situations.  Any Team Manager who anticipates difficulties arranging a match; playing a match on time or fielding a team should contact Frank Lyons (087 8197751) or Rory Butler (086 8381749) as soon as possible. Failure to do so could lead to the imposition of some or all of the penalties laid down in Rule 11.
All group matches and play-by dates are indicated on the draw sheets below. Matches must be played on or before the specified dates and in the order they appear on the draw sheet, unless specific permission has been received in advance from Elm Park. PLEASE READ THE RULES.
Team Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8
A Newbridge Baltinglass Dundalk Woodenbridge Beech Park Edmonstown Dun Laoghaire Grange
B Castlewarden Borris Roganstown Delgany Rathfarnham Butter Mountain Woodbrook Old Conna
C Edenderry St Helen's Bay Clane Greystones Slade Valley Newlands Hermitage Foxrock
Milicent Wicklow Headfort Killeen Westmanstown Castle Black Bush Clontarf
E Naas Blainroe County Meath Lisheen Springs Milltown Forest Little Corrstown Stackstown

The Heath Bunclody Kilcock Arklow Luttrellstown Powerscourt Kilmashogue Elm Park
Draw for Group Matches - Teams with home advantage are listed first in all cases as follows -
Round 1
 A  v  B and C  v  D and E  v  F
 Tuesday, 16th April, 2024
Round 2
 B  v  C and D  v  E and F  v  A
 Tuesday, 7th May, 2024
Round 3
 A  v  C and B  v  E and D  v  F
 Tuesday, 28th May, 2024
Round 4
 F  v  B and A  v  D and C  v  E
 Tuesday, 18th June, 2024
Round 5  E  v  A and C  v  F and  B v  D  Tuesday, 2nd July, 2024
Any Group play-offs must be completed by Tuesday, 9th July, 2024.
A separate draw was held for the quarter and semi-finals and is listed below. In quarter and semi-finals, home teams will have 3 matches at home and 2 away and all matches will be played to a finish.
Quarter-finals draw - Teams with home advantage are listed first in all cases as follows -
Quarter-final number A
Group 8 winner -v- Group 7 winner
Play by Tuesday, 23rd July, 2024
Quarter-final number B
Group 4 winner -v- Group 6 winner
Play by Tuesday, 23rd July, 2024
Quarter-final number C
Group 5 winner -v- Group 3 winner
Play by Tuesday, 23rd July, 2024
Quarter-final number D
Group 2 winner -v- Group 1 winner
Play by Tuesday, 23rd July, 2024
Semi-finals draw - Teams with home advantage are listed first in all cases as follows -
Semi-final number 1
Winner of quarter-final B -v- Winner of quarter-final A
Play by Tuesday, 13th August, 2024
Semi-final number 2
Winner of quarter-final C -v- Winner of quarter-final D
Play by Tuesday, 13th August, 2024
The final will be played in Elm Park on Tuesday, 3rd September, 2024.
Elm Park Men’s Golf Club
13th February, 2024