New January date for All-Ireland club finals

June 29, 2019

Corofin's Kieran Fitzgerald lifts the Andy Merrigan Cup. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Today's meeting of the GAA's Central Council has decided to condense the schedule for the AIB All-Ireland club senior championships and move the senior finals next year from March 17 to a new date in January.

In 2020 the senior semi-finals in hurling and football will be played across the weekend of January 4/5. The AIB All-Ireland club senior finals in hurling and football will now be played on Sunday, January 19.

The move is part of an overall commitment to condense the fixture calendar, create opportunities for club activity and would also allow counties in the Allianz Leagues to access players who were previously unavailable because they were playing in All-Ireland senior club semi-finals and finals.

Most Read Stories