The GAA Master Fixture schedule for 2020 has been published after being approved by Ard Chomhairle last Saturday.
There have been a number of notable changes to the fixture schedule from previous years, with date dates for the new Tier 2 Football Championship included and structural changes to Divisions 1A and 1B of the Allianz Hurling League.
The 2020/2021 club championship semi-finals are set to take place in December with the 2021 All-Ireland club finals being played in January 2021.
Next year’s Leinster Senior Football Championship final will be played on a Saturday evening.
The main changes from previous years include the following:
Allianz Hurling League – New structure in Divisions 1A and 1B
Club semi finals and finals 2019/2020 will be in January
U20 Football in February / March
Inclusion of Tier 2 Football Championship dates
The Leinster Senior Football Championship final will be played on a Saturday evening – this is part of a new rota agreed between Leinster and Munster for their Provincial Football Finals (in 2021, the Munster Final will be played on a Saturday)
Pairings for phases two and three of the SFC Quarter-finals will be based on the outcome of phase one; (winners v winners/losers v losers).
2020/2021 Club semi-finals will be played in December – All Ireland finals in January 2021
5-week Club Window between end of Allianz leagues and commencement of Championships
“Winner on the Day” will be extended to the following games for 2020:
All games in Tier 2 Football Championship (exception: final which would be winner on the day in a replay only)
Ring and Rackard Cup Semi-finals & Relegation play offs
Replays of Ring, Rackard and Meagher Finals
Replays of All Ireland Club Championship semi-finals and finals
Replays of U17 & U20 Football and Hurling Finals
Replays of SHC Quarter and semi-finals
Replays of All Ireland SFC semi-finalsTweet