Special Congress rejects football championship revamp as championship will remain the same for 2022
Proposal A and proposal B have both been rejected!
Special Congress has officially rejected both proposals and the status quo will remain the same for the 2022 championship.
Today's result means a return to the pre-2018 qualifier system for next year's championship, with the Tailteann Cup added in, meaning two rounds of qualifiers instead of four.
The back-door will be re-introduced after two seasons without it, due to COVID-19 and the scheduling issues around the condensed calendar.
Proposal B, a league-based championship, received 50.6% of the vote, falling short of the 60% that was needed to carry the motion.
85 delegates voted in favour, 83 against the proposal.
Proposal A, four provincial groups of eight, was rejected by 90% of the delegates present.
Proposal B was widely backed by significant figures in the GAA, including the Gaelic Player's Association, and the current GAA president Larry McCarthy.
Although it was almost universally agreed that change was needed, many seen Proposal B to have too any flaws or as too drastic a change, to support it.