Wednesday April 8, 2020

Group format plan for GAA football championship

All-Ireland quarter-finals to go under director general's proposal

4th August, 2016
New format for All-Ireland football championship proposed Picture: Inpho

The plan will add eight extra matches to the provincial and All-Ireland senior football championship programme, but the overall inter-county programme will increase by only six as the Allianz League semi-finals are to be abolished.

The main innovation is a proposal to replace the quarter-final stage of the championship with a group stage contested by the four provincial champions and the four round four qualifier winners. Four teams will emerge from this stage to contest...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Every time Donald Trump spoke on the Covid-19 crisis last week, the stock markets plunged by another point

Marion McKeone | 3 weeks ago

Big tech firms pledge to pay contract staff through the social-distancing period

Emmet Ryan | 3 weeks ago

Further action may be needed to prevent the Irish economy being sunk, particularly when the global economy remains vulnerable

Ian Guider | 3 weeks ago