In accordance with the rules of the current, virtual National Shield competition
- Before the results are announced, the competing panels shall be displayed on the IPF Website after the completion of judging and shall remain there for 5 days during which time objections or complaints may be lodged as outlined in item hereunder.
- Objections or complaints relating to an entry, an entrant or a panel, must be made in writing by a club secretary, a club competition secretary or a member of the IPF Council. Objections from any other source shall not be entertained under any circumstance, as outlined in item 3 above. The objection must state clearly, in writing, the reasons for the objection and must be accompanied by an investigation fee of €50. The matter complained of will then be investigated by the Coordinator and competition referee. If the objection is upheld, then the investigation fee will be returned. If the objection is deemed invalid, the IPF will not refund the investigation fee. A penalty of not less than €50 and not more than €150 may be imposed on the club against whom the objection has been proved valid.
- It is incumbent on all participating clubs to ensure that they have adhered to the rules of the competition and all rules shall be enforced on the basis that all competing clubs and club members have taken full cognisance of the rules.