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Too close to call – Football format vote looks certain to go down to the wire

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GAA president Larry McCarthy: Support for proposal 'B'. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

GAA president Larry McCarthy: Support for proposal 'B'. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

GAA president Larry McCarthy: Support for proposal 'B'. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

The vote to reform the inter-county football structure and detach it from the provincial championships as a centrepiece of the summer is veering close to the 60pc majority required for it to pass.

Just a short few weeks ago, it appeared that the orphan motion, which had been left to fend for itself without the committee whose brainchild it was being reconvened, would shrivel against the traditional power of the provinces.


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