Fermanagh call for All-Ireland minor finals to return as curtain raisers to senior finals

Fermanagh’s Annual GAA Convention has passed a motion from the Tempo GAA Club, which calls for the All-Ireland minor football and hurling finals to be returned to their traditional place as curtain-raisers to the senior finals.

The minor games have been moved away from All-Ireland final day since the age grade was changed to under-17.

Delegates at Monday night’s Convention at South West College in Enniskillen voted in favour of Tempo’s motion.

A second motion from Derrygonnelly Harps, that will go to the Ulster GAA Convention, calls to adopt the same rules currently around the provincial championship preliminary round at intercounty level to the provincial club championship.

As it stands, a county drawn to play in the prelim round of the Ulster football championship, can’t be drawn in the opening fixture for two years.

Derrygonnelly, who have played in the prelim round of the Ulster senior club championship four times since 2015, want a similar rule applied to the club scene.