Wednesday 19 December 2018

New GAA President John Horan wants a two-tiered Football Championship by 2021

John Horan (inset) wants to split the GAA SFC Championship in two
John Horan (inset) wants to split the GAA SFC Championship in two

NEW GAA President John Horan has revealed he has ambitions to split the All-Ireland SFC into a two-tiered competition by the time his reign ends in 2021, according to the Herald.

In his first in-depth interview since assuming office, Horan admitted that "the big challenge", of his presidency will come in the final year, when the structure of  inter-county football and hurling will be reviewed.

"We will have to give them time to bed down and see what way things are evolving," Horan told the Herald's Conor McKeon.

"I would have hopes that we would end up with a two-tiered senior football championship. That would be one of my ambitions.

"I think if we put it together properly, we may get engagement. I think the previous attempt to put together such a competition didn't come to fruition.

"So as part of that review in three years' time, I would hope that we will end up with a two-tiered competition."

See full interview in today's Herald

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