Friday, June 26, 2020

Pauric Mahony will get to lead Waterford out in the 2020 championship. The Munster SHC gets underway on October 24/25 and there will be a back door in the hurling championship but none in football. The SHC draws will be made tonight on RTE One. Photo: Inpho.

The GAA have this lunchtime confirmed it’s plans and dates for the various 2020 Inter-County Competitions.

The Senior inter-county championships will revert to provincial knockout, while the race for Liam MacCarthy will revert to straight kockout provincial championships with a back door round and All-Ireland quarter-finals. The draws for the Munster and Senior Hurling Championships will take place this evening on the Six One News on RTE One.

There will be no entry to 2020 All Ireland Hurling Championship for Mc Donagh Finalists.

Finish on the Day (i.e. Extra Time, Penalties) to be introduced in all inter-county knock out games including, the All-Ireland Finals at all levels (Senior, U20, Minor etc.) Finish on the day for all inter-county competitions in 2020 will be: 2 x 10mins of extra time; if still level, straight to penalties (as per Central Council Regulations).

There will be no Junior Football championship in 2020.


Rounds 6 and 7 of the Allianz Football Leagues to be completed. The top team in each Division is League winner for that Division. Football League finals will not be played.
Finals in Division 2 and 3 Hurling only to be completed.
The Div. 1 Hurling League Quarter, Semi and Finals will not be played. Limerick are declared Division 1A and Clare Division 1B Champions for 2020.

U-20 Football Semis and Final to be completed.
U-20 Hurling to be played concurrently with Senior Hurling Championships; no All Ireland semi-finals; Provincial Champions meet in All Ireland final – C.C.C.C are recommending to Management for approval. A player who plays (as a starter or sub) in the Senior Hurling Championship (MacCarthy Cup) becomes ineligible for U-20 until his Senior team has exited the Championship.


The 2020/2021 Provincial and All Ireland Club Championships will not take place.


These will be straight knock out. – All-Ireland series will not be played alongside Senior All-Ireland series.
There will be no All-Ireland Quarter-Finals in Minor Football or Hurling.
One All-Ireland Semi-Final in Hurling. The draw has been made in advance – Galway will play the Munster Champions .


C.C.C.C recommends that Competitions should be completed to Provincial Final stage only. No All Ireland Series at any level.


Format – 1 x Provincial Quarter Final, 2 x Semi Finals, Provincial Finals (Draw specifics to be confirmed by the Provinces)
6 teams that do not make the Provincial Finals placed in a draw
First 4 teams drawn meet in Rd1; These to include BOTH defeated Provincial Quarter finalists.
Bowl 1 – Leinster Teams – Bowl 2 Munster Teams
2 Leinster drawn to play 2 Munster; (1 Leinster & 1 Munster receive bye to Rd2)
2 Bye Teams plus 2 Rd 1 winners in a bowl
2 fixtures drawn – subject to avoidance of repeat pairings where possible

Bowl 1 – Beaten Provincial Finalists; Bowl 2 – Rd 2 Winners
2 fixtures drawn – subject to avoidance of repeat pairings where possible

ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINALS – Subject to beaten provincial finalists not meeting the Provincial Champions from their province; and also subject to avoidance of repeat pairings where possible
All-Ireland Semi-Finals and All-Ireland Final (TO BE PLAYED ON DECEMBER 13)


Munster, Connacht, Ulster & Leinster Championships (draws already made)
Prelim Rounds
USFC – Monaghan v Cavan
LSFC – Carlow v Offaly, Wexford v Wicklow, Louth v Longford
Quarter Finals
USFC – Donegal v Tyrone, Derry v Armagh, Mon/Cav v Antrim, Fermanagh v Down
LSFC – Carlow/Offaly v Kildare, Wex/Wick v Meath, Louth/Longford v Laois, Westmeath v Dublin
CSFC – London v Roscommon, Leitrim v Mayo
MSFC – Waterford v Limerick, Clare v Tipperary
Semi Finals
USFC – Donegal/Tyrone v Derry/Armagh – Mon/Cav/Antrim v Fermanagh/Down
LSFC – Leinster- Draw to be made
CSFC – Leitrim/Mayo v London/Roscommon; Galway v Sligo
MSFC – Waterford/Limerick v Clare/Tipp and Cork v Kerry
Munster, Connacht, Ulster and Leinster Finals
All Ireland Semi Finals and Final (TO BE PLAYED ON DECEMBER 20).

We’ll have the senior hurling draw yesterday to see who Liam Cahill’s Waterford will play. The Munster SHC is to throw-in on the weekend of October 24/25.


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