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DaCosta Cup 2021

The DaCosta Cups is contested by schools from the Rural Area (comprising all other 11 parishes including a few from Saint Catherine, e.g. Dinthill Technical and Charlemont). The Competition began in 1950 with Munro College capturing the first ever title.

Zone A

Rank Teams Pts GP W D L GF GA GD Current form
1 William Knibb 15 6 5 0 1 18 5 13 WWWWL
2 Cornwall College 13 6 4 1 1 10 5 5 LDWWW
3 Irwin 12 6 4 0 2 13 5 8 LWWWW
4 Herbert Morrison 12 6 4 0 2 14 7 7 WLWWL
5 St. James 8 6 2 2 2 9 7 2 DDLLW
6 Holland 6 6 2 0 4 7 11 -4 WLLLW
7 Spot Valley 4 6 1 1 4 4 15 -11 DWLLL
8 Maldon 0 6 0 0 6 0 20 -20 LLLLL

Zone B

Rank Teams Pts GP W D L GF GA GD Current form
1 Mannings 13 5 4 1 0 15 4 11 WWDWW
2 Frome 12 5 4 0 1 14 4 10 WWWLW
3 Petersfield 7 5 2 1 2 8 8 0 WWDLL
4 Godfrey Stewart 6 5 2 0 3 6 11 -5 LLLWW
5 Rusea's 5 5 1 2 2 6 8 -2 LDLWD
6 Green Pond 4 5 1 1 3 6 9 -3 LWLDL
7 Green Island 4 6 1 1 4 6 17 -11 LWLLD

Zone C

Rank Teams Pts GP W D L GF GA GD Current form
1 STETHS 13 6 4 1 1 13 5 8 DLWWW
2 Munro College 12 6 4 0 2 10 6 4 WWWWL
3 Lacovia 10 6 3 1 2 13 9 4 WLLDW
4 B.B. Coke 7 6 2 1 3 24 6 18 DWLLL
5 Maggotty 7 5 2 1 2 7 6 1 LLWWD
6 Mt. St Joseph 0 5 0 0 5 1 36 -35 LLLLL

Zone D

Rank Teams Pts GP W D L GF GA GD Current form
1 Manchester 13 5 4 1 0 24 1 23 DWWWW
2 Christiana 13 5 4 1 0 16 3 13 WWDWW
3 Holmwood 10 5 3 1 1 13 2 11 WDLWW
4 Bellefield 8 6 2 2 2 12 7 5 DDWWL
5 Belair 4 5 1 1 3 4 9 -5 DLWLL
6 DeCarteret College 2 5 0 2 3 3 16 -13 DDLLL
7 Alston 0 5 0 0 5 0 34 -34 LLLLL

Zone E

Rank Teams Pts GP W D L GF GA GD Current form
1 Lennon 11 5 3 2 0 12 3 9 WDWWD
2 Clarendon College 10 5 3 1 1 22 4 18 WDWLW
3 Edwin Allen 10 5 3 1 1 17 4 13 LWWWD
4 Glenmuir 9 5 3 0 2 13 6 7 WWLLW
5 Denbigh 3 5 1 0 4 7 14 -7 LLLLW
6 Claude McKay 0 5 0 0 5 3 43 -40 LLLLL

Zone F

Rank Teams Pts GP W D L GF GA GD Current form
1 Garvey Maceo 18 6 6 0 0 16 2 14 WWWWW
2 Vere 13 6 4 1 1 8 4 4 DWWWW
3 Old Harbour 7 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 LLDWL
4 Foga Road 6 6 2 0 4 6 11 -5 WWLLL
5 Central 4 5 1 1 3 8 8 0 WDLLL
6 Kemps Hill 1 5 0 1 4 3 16 -13 LLLDL

Zone G

Rank Teams Pts GP W D L GF GA GD Current form
1 Happy Grove 10 5 3 1 1 13 5 8 DWLWW
2 St. Thomas Tech 9 5 2 3 0 7 4 3 DWDWD
3 Port Antonio 7 5 2 1 2 9 12 -3 DWWLL
4 Seaforth 4 5 0 4 1 3 4 -1 DLDDD
5 Paul Bogle 1 4 0 1 3 1 8 -7 LLLD?

Zone H

Rank Teams Pts GP W D L GF GA GD Current form
1 Dinthill 16 6 5 1 0 17 0 17 DWWWW
2 Ocho Rios 8 5 2 2 1 13 5 8 DDWWL
3 Charlemont 8 5 2 2 1 10 9 1 DDWWL
4 McGrath 8 5 2 2 1 10 10 0 DDLWW
5 Browns Town 7 5 2 1 2 9 6 3 DLLWW
6 York Castle 3 5 1 0 4 4 14 -10 LWLLL
7 St. Mary High 0 5 0 0 5 4 23 -19 LLLLL
 
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Jamaican Rural School Boy Football competition held every year from September to December.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the competition was suspended in 2020 and for the 2021 season, it will be a condensed season which will start on November 12, 2021.

Make sure you view the updated rules for the 2021 season.

Inter-Secondary School Sports Association(ISSA) the Jamaican governing body for inter-secondary school sporting events. Home of Boys & Girls Champs, Manning Cup, DaCosta Cup and many more

FOOTBALL RULES AND GUIDELINES (Revised 2021)

 

A. GENERAL

    1. Home teams are named first in the fixture. All matches begin at the time indicated on the fixtures unless otherwise advised in writing by ISSA.

    2. All players must have a photo ID issued by ISSA in 2021 before they can participate. It takes a minimum of five (5) working days to process IDs.

    3. All players must be duly registered in the school before they can participate, and must be registered in the school by October 30 this year (2021).

    4. All players (except the Goalkeeper) from any one team must wear similar jerseys while on the field of play.

    5. All players are required to keep their jerseys tucked in their shorts while entering the field of play.


    6. Teams are requested to wear their registered colours.    Whenever there is a “clash” of colours between two competing teams, the visiting team is required to change (providing the home team is in its registered colours. 

    7. All players must play in the registered numbers

    8. All teams MUST be attired in uniforms which conform to the branding plan for the competition’s gear issued by ISSA. Schools are not allowed to alter in ANY WAY, the branding of team uniforms. Additionally, schools are not allowed to wear non-sponsoring brands during warm-up at the venue or on Bibs in the designated team areas.

      Where schools are found to have breached the branding arrangements for uniforms or match venues, the teams will lose all points earned for the related game(s) and a score of negative three (-3) goal difference recorded. Further disciplinary actions including suspension from the competitions may also be taken against the school.

    9. If a player receives a “red card” he automatically misses the next scheduled match in the competition in which he is eligible.
       
      If a player receives 3 yellow cards in the preliminary round, he will automatically miss the next match in the competition.  All yellow cards will be rescinded at the end of the first round.

      The second round commences with the final sixteen (16) teams for Manning Cup and the final thirty-two teams for the DaCosta Cup.  The issuance of 3 yellow cards in the second round, means the player shall miss the next match, in which he is eligible.  In both instances he may, in addition, face the Disciplinary Committee.



    10. Coaches, Sportsmasters and Team Officials are subject to the same discipline as the players.

    11. After the final match in the competition, all punishment cease to be applicable, except red cards and suspensions imposed by the Disciplinary Committee.

    12. Only the following officials will be permitted on “the team bench” during a match:-

      1. The Coach
      2. The Assistant Coach
      3. The Sportsmaster
      4. The Manager
      5. The Team Doctor/Nurse
      6. Physiotherapist
      7. Trainer


    13. The names of all players, coaches, managers and sportsmasters must be registered with the Managing Committee prior to being involved in the competition.

    14. The Managing Committee reserves the right to decide on the format to be used in each competition.

    15. (a) A maximum of twenty-two (22) players may be registered with the Managing Committee, these players will be posted on the ISSA website. However, substitute registration or new registration may be made throughout the season.   All twenty-two (22) players may be dressed and recorded on the match card.

      (b) All substitutions to the list of twenty-two (22) registered players must be done prior to involvement in the competition.

      (c) In the case of new registration after start of competition the relevant documents must be submitted to ISSA’s office for approval prior to involvement in the competition.

    16. Points system: Three (3) points for a win, one (1) point for a draw, 0 point for a loss.   “Should a team fail to honour a fixture without a valid excuse acceptable to the Managing Committee, said team will forfeit the match and the opponent awarded three points and a score of three (3) nil.”

      Any team which fails to start a match fifteen (15) minutes after the scheduled start without the consent of the Managing Committee will forfeit the match.   If a team fails to honour two (2) fixtures in a season that team will be scratched from the competition, and may be omitted from the next competition.

    17. If a team forfeits a match or the match is awarded to the opposing team then the opposing team would be credited with a three (3) nil score.

    18. At the conclusion of the preliminary rounds, the first two in each group will advance to the next round.   Should there be a tie for any place, goal difference, then most goals shall be used to break the tie.   Should the tie remain for the second place, there will be a play-off to determine second place.

    19. In the DaCosta Cup/Manning Cup the best 3rd place/next best 3rd place teams will be determined by the number of points earned divided by the number of matches played.

B. MANNING AND DACOSTA CUP COMPETITIONS

  1. ISSA reserves the right to decide on all venues, dates and times for the start of the matches throughout the competition.

  2. Schools are responsible for ensuring that medical support is provided throughout the entire competition for their individual team.

  3. All players must be under nineteen (19) years on August 31 preceding start of the school year.

  4. A Match Day Activity Countdown is provided as a guide for teams to adhere to on each Match Day. TEAMS are expected to strictly abide by the times allocated for these activities

  5. Duration of matches: Two halves of forty-five (45) minutes each, with an interval of ten to fifteen minutes.

  6. The Referee is required to provide a “Water Break” midway each half of each game.

  7. Substitution. SEVEN substitutes are allowed per team per match. However, ONLY a maximum of FOUR (4) substitutions may take place in either half. Additionally, EACH team will be allowed a maximum of FIVE (5) substitution breaks with no more than THREE breaks per half.

  8. Each team is responsible to provide their own refreshment for each games. NO DINING will be allowed at any venue.

  9. Any match which is “unplayed” will be rescheduled for the next playing, providing that there is a minimum of SEVENTY (72) hours before the next scheduled game on the fixtures for both teams.

  10. ALL VENUES are designated by ISSA and are to be regarded as NUETRAL VENUES.

  11. The Association is responsible for the supervision of all matches in conjunction with the Principals involved and appointed Venue Operations Team.

  12. In the Manning Cup, each team will play the other once in each of three preliminary round group. There will be NO Home & Away ties.

  13. The FIRST and SECOND place teams from each group along with the TWO BEST THIRD Place teams in the Manning Cup First Round will advance to the second round (Quarter Finals) of the Manning Cup.

  14. FIRST and SECOND place teams in the Quarter Finals of the Manning Cup will advance to the SEMI FINALS.

  15. In the Dacosta Cup, each team will play the other once in each of EIGHT preliminary round groups. After the completion of the round-robin in Groups C, E, F & G the TOP FOUR teams will play two additional games as indicated in the fixtures. Groups A, B, D & H will be finalized after the round-robin is completed. Points earned from

    ALL games played will determine the qualifiers from ALL groups. There will be NO Home & Away ties.

  16. The FIRST and SECOND place teams from each in the DacostaCup First Round will advance to the second round (Quarter Finals) of the Dacosta Cup.

  17. FIRST place teams in the Quarter Finals of the Dacosta Cup will advance to the SEMI FINALS

 

C. WALKER CUP COMPETITION

  1. The FOUR TEAMS finishing in THIRD and FOURTH PLACE along will contest the WALKER CUP

  2. The competition is played on a KNOCK-OUT BASIS.

  3. Walker Cup competition shall run concurrently with the ALL - ISLAND KO, or as scheduled.

  4. All matches which end in a draw at the end of regulation time will be decided by a PENALTY SHOOT OUT. There will be NO EXTRA TIME

  5. All other rules of the Manning Cup competition apply.

D. BEN FRANCIS CUP COMPETITION

    1. TEAMS which finish SECOND and THIRD in their respective Quarter Finals Groups will contest the BEN FRANCIS CUP.

    2. The competition will be played on a KNOCK-OUT BASIS.

    3. The Ben Francis Cup competition shall run concurrently with the ALL – ISLAND KO, or as scheduled.

    4. All matches which end in a draw at the end of regulation time will be decided by a PENALTY SHOOT OUT. There will be NO EXTRA TIME

    5. All other rules of the DaCosta Cup competition apply.

E.           ALL ISLAND KNOCK OUT

  1. The FOUR TEAMS in both the Manning and Dacosta Cup Semi Finals will contest the ALL ISLAND KO Competition.

  2. The Competition will be played on a KNOCK-OUT basis

  3. The details for the ALL ISLAND KO will be provided after the start of the Manning and Dacosta Cups.


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ALL ISLAND KNOCK OUT

  1. The FOUR TEAMS in both the Manning and Dacosta Cup Semi Finals will contest the ALL ISLAND KO Competition.


For more information, check out the ISSA competition rules right here on our website.

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