The GAA has confirmed that the draws for the group stages of the Sam Maguire and Tailteann Cups will take place at 1pm on Tuesday next, May 2nd.
The Draws will be presented by Gráinne Mc Elwaine and conducted by GAA President Larry McCARTHY who will be joined by former Dublin footballer Paddy Andrews for the Sam Maguire Draw and former Laois footballer Ross Munnelly for the Tailteann Cup.
Sam Maguire Cup
In the Sam Maguire Cup Draw, the 16 participating Counties will be drawn to four separate groups. Teams will be seeded based on Championship and League performance and each group will feature four teams (each group consisting of a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th seed).
The Provincial Champions will each be a first seed, with the Provincial Runners-Up being second seeds. The 3rd seeds will be the four highest placed teams from the 2023 Allianz Leagues (who have not qualified for their Provincial finals). The fourth seeds will include Westmeath (as the 2022 Tailteann Cup Champions) and the next three highest placed teams from the conclusion of this year’s Allianz Leagues.
Teams who are due to meet in a Provincial Final (seeds 1 and 2) cannot be in the same group. However, teams who have already played each other earlier in this year’s championships can be drawn to the same groups.
Full fixture details will be confirmed by the C.C.C.C on Friday, May 5th.
In the Tailteann Cup, the 16 participating Counties will also be drawn to four separate groups. Teams will be seeded based on their finishing positions in the Allianz Leagues and each group will feature four teams (each group consisting of a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th seed). New York will enter the Tailteann Cup at the Preliminary Quarter final stage.
Teams who have already played each other earlier in this year’s championships can be drawn to the same groups.
A finalised list of seedings for both the Sam Maguire and Tailteann Cups will be confirmed on Sunday evening once the Leinster and Ulster football semi-finals are completed.Tweet