After a number of emails back and forth the following is my final summary response on these points.
My apologies for one last email on this topic but I would like to clarify the situation one final time.
A) As John acknowledges Division 1 ended in a tie between Adare and Ennis. Section 11 of the Rules reads:
If two or more teams tie for a promotion or relegation place, a tie-break system will be used.
The order of the tie-breaks shall be:
According to these tie break rules Ennis win Division 1.
In previous years where a tie occurred in Division 1 these rules were used to determine the winner, most recently in 2010 I believe, when Ennis won on tie-break from Sarsfield. There is nothing in the text that says these rules are not to be used to determine the winners of Division 1 and there is a precedent for using them.