GAA publish 2020 Master Fixture schedule

November 26, 2019

Tipperary captain Séamus Callanan and Kilkenny captain TJ Reid with referee James Owens at the coin toss before the All-Ireland SHC final. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

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

Competition Regulations

“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-finals

You can view and download the 2020 Master Fixture schedule, the 2020 GAA diary, and the 2020 Allianz League Fixtures here.

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