Replays confined to All-Ireland finals

November 22, 2021

Tyrone captain Padraig Hampsey leads his team. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

The All-Ireland football and hurling finals will be the only inter-county games where there will be a provision for replays in 2022.

RTE is reporting that every other championship game next year will be decided on the day, meaning extra-time and penalty shootouts could become commonplace. With the GAA committed to a 25-week inter-county season, there is little or no wiggle room for games to be replayed.

Collective inter-county training can resume on December 8 ahead of the return of the pre-season competitions which weren't played last season due to Covid. At last Saturday's Central Council meeting in Croke Park, it was agreed to stage the O'Byrne, McKenna and McGrath Cups and Connacht League (football) along with the Walsh and Kehoe Cups and Munster Hurling League in hurling. 

Challenge matches are also permitted from the start of January.

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