Special Congress rejects football championship revamp as championship will remain the same for 2022 1 month ago

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.

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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.

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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.