Provincial & All-Ireland club championships scrapped

This year’s provincial and All-Ireland club football and hurling championships have been discarded for 2020 by the GAA.

The association says the time constraints around the revised fixture list for club and county left the fixture schedulers with little choice.

“Something has to give and in terms of our our priority as an Association, the most important thing is to get a good club window in 2020,” said Fergal McGill, the GAA’s Director of players club and games administration.

“We could have crammed the club window for county boards if we wanted and open the window, if you like, for provincial and All-Ireland club chamionships, but we have 1700 clubs that need to be active.”

“There are only 32 clubs that win a county title. It ultimately came down to giving the time to the many as opposed to the few. That’s just a hard decision thast we have to make, not one we’re thrilled about.”

McGill was a guest this week on Ocean FM’s Donegal GAA podcast, Dún na nGAAll: