Saturday 25 November 2017

Kerry and Cork on Munster final collision course already

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice. Picture: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile.
Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice. Picture: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile.

If Kerry and Cork meet each other in next year's Munster Football Championship it will be in the final after the Munster Council voted to keep the giants on opposite sides of the draw.

Eamon Fitzmaurice's Kerry, who beat the Rebels by two points in this year's Munster decider, and Cork will receive a bye into the semi-finals in the province with the other four counties contesting two quarter-finals.

A statement from the Munster Council this evening read: "At a meeting of the Munster Council this evening at Munster’s GAA Headquarters in Limerick, a proposal from the Provincial Competitions Control Committee (CCC) to change the format to a seeded draw for the 2014 Munster Senior Football Championship was passed.

"The 2014 format will keep the 2013 Munster Senior Football Finalists (Cork and Kerry) at opposite sides of the draw.

"No motions were forthcoming from the delegates in relation to the format of all other Munster Championship competitions from Minor upwards in Hurling and Football."

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