Galway Forum

Fixtures For Calender Year

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I would love to see something like the below be set up by the GAA.
It would make it both fair on club and county players. I think we are asking to much of county players and it is not fair to ask them to play league with their club.
It would make league very competitive.
It also allows club players to plan holidays etc each year and to plan training etc. We are losing a lot of young players due to poor organisation.
It would be up to each county board to organise their own house to get all hurling and football club championship played in April, July, September and October. League played in Jan, Feb and March.
The provincial championship is incredibly boring and needs to go.

January - Intercounty League/Club League (ex county players)
February - Intercounty League/Club League (ex county players)
March - Intercounty League/Club League (ex county players)
April - Club Championship (4 group games - hurling and football)
May - Intercounty Championship ( 2 group games)
June - Intercounty Championship (1 group games and q finals)
July - Club Championship (2 group games and q final - hurling and football)
August - Intercounty Championship (semi finals and final)
September - Club Championship (semi-final and final - hurling and football)
October - Club Championship (semi-final and final - hurling and football)
November - Club Championship (provincial and All Ireland)
January - Club All Ireland's

Tier 1 (Sam Maguire)
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
Dublin Kerry Tyrone Mayo
Donegal Galway Cork Monaghan
Cavan Roscommon Meath Kildare
Armagh Fermanagh Clare Tipperary
Westmeath

Tier 2
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
Antrim Derry Limerick Laois
Longford Louth Offaly Carlow
Down Wicklow Wexford Sligo
New York London Waterford Leitrim

Top 2 from each group through to q finals.
Two teams relegated and promoted from each league.
Winners of Div 3 league plays in Tier 1 championship each year. Draw to see which group that team enters.
Finalists of Tier 2 championship plays in Tier 1 championship the following year.
Bottom 2 of Div 2 league relegated to Tier 2 championship each year.
Two teams relegated and promoted from each league.
Division 1 league guaranteed to play in Tier 1 championship.

hopballref (Galway) - Posts: 128 - 08/10/2019 17:18:59    2242113

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