Tier 2 championship off agenda at 2019 GAA Congress
A second tier championship will not be on the agenda at GAA Congress next month as more time and work is required to get a broader consensus on what might meet with approval.
After November's Central Council meeting gave "broad support" to the concept, according to a subsequent statement released, the indications were that this weekend's Central Council meeting would point the way towards Congress a few weeks later.
But the matter is now likely to be addressed later this year with a decision on whether to split Division 3 and 4 teams after the provincial championships or after the second round of qualifiers the key issue.
Meanwhile, the loss of home advantage for the Laois footballers for embarking on a training weekend outside the permitted window last summer will see a Croke Park fixture against Louth on Saturday, February 2 at 3.0 in a triple-header that involves the Dublin men's and ladies' teams.