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Sunday 17 February 2019

Tier 2 championship off agenda at 2019 GAA Congress

 

The matter is now likely to be addressed later this year (stock picture)
The matter is now likely to be addressed later this year (stock picture)
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

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.

Irish Independent

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