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2022 Hurling Format Question

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Has it been confirmed that the hurling championship will revert to the 2019 group/round-robin format, for next years championship?

I think a lot of people are assuming it has, but I actually haven't seen it confirmed anywhere (unless I missed something from this years congress or special congress).

Marlon_JD (Tipperary) - Posts: 1818 - 02/10/2021 18:23:16    2384182

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Last year's and this year's both took the formats they did because of the special Covid-related emergency powers that HQ created, to allow competitions control committees to make changes to championship structures in light of Covid circumstances.

Those emergency powers are due to expire at the end of November, which means that unless they're further extended, things go back to normal for next year.

So yes, the plan is (and always has been) for the championships to go back to the group structure whenever it becomes possible to do so.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 751 - 02/10/2021 20:21:29    2384193

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "Last year's and this year's both took the formats they did because of the special Covid-related emergency powers that HQ created, to allow competitions control committees to make changes to championship structures in light of Covid circumstances.

Those emergency powers are due to expire at the end of November, which means that unless they're further extended, things go back to normal for next year.

So yes, the plan is (and always has been) for the championships to go back to the group structure whenever it becomes possible to do so."
Ah, good to know, thanks. I was hoping that was the case, but was having trouble seeing it confirmed. I thought there might be some push to keep this years format from some quarters, but it doesn't look like thats the case.

It will be interesting to see how its scheduled within the split season, especially with a 6 team Leinster championship. But I'm already looking forward to it regardless. Hopefully they'll revert the Ring/Rackard/Meagher cups to a sensible format as well (although I'm not sure there is a good format for the Lory Meagher tier).

Marlon_JD (Tipperary) - Posts: 1818 - 03/10/2021 20:40:56    2384304

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Funny thing is Tipperary do need that round Robin.. and don't get me wrong I love it. But from a Limerick point of view the early games could see guys injured when there's already a settled team. But I prefer the round Robin.. its great travelling for a night or wkend down to Waterford or Cork.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1572 - 05/10/2021 21:37:22    2384556

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Funny thing is Tipperary do need that round Robin.. and don't get me wrong I love it. But from a Limerick point of view the early games could see guys injured when there's already a settled team. But I prefer the round Robin.. its great travelling for a night or wkend down to Waterford or Cork."
The Round Robin is a real test of the strength and depth of a panel. Every team has key men that they will struggle to replace. Lynch, Gillane, Finn in our case. Whi I always am interested to see who makes a show in the county championships or early league games to push on

Southsham (Limerick) - Posts: 729 - 06/10/2021 12:32:02    2384595

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