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Championship Draw 2018

  • 18-10-2017 5:11pm
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    Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 9,275 Mod ✭✭✭✭ seligehgit


    Just a general heads up.The 2018 championship draws take place tomorrow night at 8.30 on RTE 2.

    Can't wait.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,287 ✭✭✭✭ Fr Tod Umptious


    seligehgit wrote: »
    Just a general heads up.The 2018 championship draws take place tomorrow night at 8.30 on RTE 2.

    Can't wait.

    Football only too it seems

    https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/1018/913352-championship-draws-explained/
    Championship draw explainer: Provincial hurling fixtures will be drawn at random
    Updated / Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 17:46 0
    Galway's David Burke lifts the Bob O'Keeffe Cup after winning the 2017 Leinster title
    Galway's David Burke lifts the Bob O'Keeffe Cup after winning the 2017 Leinster title
    By Peter Sweeney
    RTSport journalist
    The Leinster and Munster Senior Hurling Championship draws will take place on Thursday - but away from RTɒs television cameras.

    The draws for next year’s provincial football championships will be made live on RT2 on Thursday night. Traditionally the hurling draws would be made during the same broadcast, but not on this occasion.

    Following the GAA’s recent decision to revamp the small ball game’s structures, which see Leinster and Munster played-off as two five-team round-robin tournaments, the draw has been taken off air.

    It will be made at Croke Park on Thursday afternoon instead in the presence of the four provincial chairs and members of the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC).

    The four rounds of fixtures in each province will be drawn - they won’t be decided by committee - and will be made public on the RT2 broadcast later that day.

    The Munster teams are Cork, Waterford, Tipperary, Clare and Limerick, with Galway, Wexford, Kilkenny, Dublin and Offaly in Leinster. In either province, each team will play the other once with two home games and two away guaranteed.


    Cork captain Stephen McDonnell with Munster silverware
    The majority of these clashes will take place during the month of May, though they may spill into June and exact dates won’t be decided for another few weeks.

    The draws for the four football provinces will be made live, however.

    Starting with Connacht, we already know that Leitrim will travel to New York and Sligo are on their way to London as these fixtures are made on a rotational basis. The winners will move into the semi-finals.

    Galway, Mayo and Roscommon are in the pot for the other quarter-final and the one team that doesn’t come out of the hat will get a bye into the semi.

    In Leinster, Carlow, Laois, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Wexford and Wicklow are all in the first round draw. Last year’s semi-finalists, Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Westmeath, go straight into the quarter-final pot.

    The Munster football quarter-final draw will contain Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. Cork and Kerry are given a bye straight through to the semis.

    As always, the Ulster draw is completely open. Into the pot will go Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Derry, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Monaghan and Tyrone - the first two out will go into the preliminary round and the rest into the quarter-finals.


    Tyrone players celebrate Ulster glory
    The draws for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifiers and the Super 8 - the two four-team round-robin groups which will now replace the quarter-finals - aren’t being made on Thursday. They will be made as the competition progresses next summer.

    There are slight alterations to the football qualifier format this year. The draw is no longer divided into A and B sections, which had been in place for the last five years in order to both avoid long waits for teams and allow others enough time to recover following provincial elimination.

    All teams that don’t make their provincial semi-finals will go into Round 1 and in Round 2 the winners will meet the beaten provincial semi-finalists. The Round 2 winners play off in Round 3 and Round 4 features the beaten provincial finalists.

    All qualifier games will be played to a finish in 2018. If teams are level after 70 minutes they will play two extra periods of ten minutes, followed by two more periods of five minutes if required.

    If they finish level after 100 minutes of football a free-taking competition from the 45-metre line will decide the winner.


    Roscommon were surprise Connacht winners in 2017
    Each team must nominate a list of five players who featured in the game to take their free kicks in the contest. It doesn’t matter if they didn’t finish the game as long as they played at some stage, though anyone red carded or given a black card cannot take part.

    Initially, the free-kick contest will be decided on a best-of-five basis, but if counties are deadlocked after five kicks apiece it will move to sudden death, with the same five players taking kicks in the same order as before.

    Group 1 of the Super 8 will comprise the Munster and Connacht champions plus the beaten Leinster and Ulster finalists, or the team that beats them in the last round of qualifiers.

    Group 2 will be made up of Leinster and Ulster champions along with Munster and Connacht runners-up or the qualifiers that beat them.

    In hurling, the top two teams in each group will progress to the provincial final with the winner of that going straight to the All-Ireland semi-finals and the losers going to the quarter-finals.

    The third place team in each province will play one of the top two teams from the newly created tier two competition - possibly to be called the Joe McDonagh Cup - in a preliminary quarter-final with the two winners going forward to the quarter-finals.


    Stephen Cluxton lifts the Delaney Cup after another Leinster win
    If the team that wins the tier two competition is from Leinster they will be promoted straight to the provincial championship the following season with the bottom team dropping down. If Kerry top tier two, they will have to play-off against the bottom team in Munster to earn promotion.

    The All-Ireland hurling qualifiers have been done away with.

    The major changes to hurling and football were made at GAA Congress in February and September’s GAA Special Congress and will run on a three-year experimental basis. The GAA say that the changes will benefit club players, who will have more time for games.

    The GAA Championship draws will take place live on RT on Thursday, October 19, live from 8.30pm. For exclusive behind the scenes extras and in-depth interviews check out our Facebook Live.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 9,275 Mod ✭✭✭✭ seligehgit


    It's a shame the hurling draw has been taken off air irrespective of it's complexity.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog


    seligehgit wrote: »
    Just a general heads up.The 2018 championship draws take place tomorrow night at 8.30 on RTE 2.

    Can't wait.


    Was it on? they are showing Champions League soccer all night.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 9,275 Mod ✭✭✭✭ seligehgit


    Bonniedog wrote: »
    Was it on? they are showing Champions League soccer all night.

    Tomorrow night.;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog


    seligehgit wrote: »
    Tomorrow night.;)


    Right!

    This is why I am not the Dublin hurling manager :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 738 ✭✭✭ Stationmaster


    seligehgit wrote: »
    It's a shame the hurling draw has been taken off air irrespective of it's complexity.

    But sure there is no draw to be made - we know who's playing who!

    All that's to be done is the fixtures.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,418 ✭✭✭✭ ArmaniJeanss


    But sure there is no draw to be made - we know who's playing who!

    All that's to be done is the fixtures.

    Still no reason why there can't be a 60 second draw done for the fixtures though.

    Like you could have a skeleton of
    Week 1. A v B, C v D, E bye.
    Week 2. B v C, D v E, A bye etc.
    and then draw the teams from the hat to see who is A, B etc.

    Instead of which it'll be done behind closed doors to suit administrators, venues, tv people etc. And half of the teams will be aggrieved at the schedule they have been assigned and will call foul on it.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 9,275 Mod ✭✭✭✭ seligehgit


    But sure there is no draw to be made - we know who's playing who!

    All that's to be done is the fixtures.

    Simply think it detracts from the pomp and ceremony and status of hurling by not televising the fixtures draw.


  • Registered Users Posts: 737 ✭✭✭ rrs


    Get the Football draw done. In out, lovely jubbly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,813 ✭✭✭ marvin80


    When will they announce the hurling fixtures?

    I'm hoping they'll have dates for the matches soon as well.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,287 ✭✭✭✭ Fr Tod Umptious


    marvin80 wrote: »
    When will they announce the hurling fixtures?

    I'm hoping they'll have dates for the matches soon as well.


    Actual provincial dates do not come out for a few more weeks, then the master fixture list in early December.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,851 ✭✭✭✭ BonnieSituation


    Jesus Pat in October... EUGH!


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,531 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Jesus Pat in October... EUGH!
    He's using the old classic "a bit of a rebuilding year" poor mouth. It's like night following day for the animals.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,193 ✭✭✭✭ Kerrydude1981


    Pity they cant do the draws for the lower tier hurling competitions as well tonight


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,851 ✭✭✭✭ BonnieSituation


    Connacht:

    QF:
    New York v Leitrim
    London v Sligo
    Mayo v Galway

    SF:
    Leitrim/New York v Roscommon
    Mayo/Galway v London/Sligo


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,531 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    So I know there is no hurling draw tonight but I'm presuming their will be some kind of draw or have I misread what's happening the hurling.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,337 ✭✭✭✭ DDC1990


    In summary the draw is the exact same as the last 2 years in Munster and Connacht.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,851 ✭✭✭✭ BonnieSituation


    Itssoeasy wrote: »
    He's using the old classic "a bit of a rebuilding year" poor mouth. It's like night following day for the animals.

    And the classic "Munster was the most competitive province"


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,851 ✭✭✭✭ BonnieSituation


    DDC1990 wrote: »
    In summary the draw is the exact same as the last 2 years in Munster and Connacht.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,193 ✭✭✭✭ Kerrydude1981


    Was the the first mention of the "Super Dooper Eights"


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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,531 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Itssoeasy wrote: »
    He's using the old classic "a bit of a rebuilding year" poor mouth. It's like night following day for the animals.

    And the classic "Munster was the most competitive province"
    I know some people want the new stuff but I do love the hits of yesteryear.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,953 ✭✭✭✭ alchemist33


    Will the Leinster draw just feature 10 counties to see who meets Dublin in the final?


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,531 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Will the Leinster draw just feature 10 counties to see who meets Dublin in the final?
    More or less.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,661 ✭✭✭✭ OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,531 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Ulster football is poor fare. Rte stop trying to make ulster football seem like it's a spectacle to watch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,851 ✭✭✭✭ BonnieSituation


    Ulster:
    Prelim
    Donegal v Cavan

    QF:
    Fermanagh v Armagh
    Tyrone v Monaghan
    Down v Antrim
    Derry v Donegal/Cavan

    SF:
    Fermanagh/Armagh v Tyrone/Monaghan
    Down/Antrim v Derry/Donegal/Cavan


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,193 ✭✭✭✭ Kerrydude1981


    Interested in the Leinster Draw,three Kerry lads managing in Lenister for the season ahead


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,661 ✭✭✭✭ OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,851 ✭✭✭✭ BonnieSituation


    Leinster:

    First Round:
    Laois v Wexford
    Louth v Carlow
    Offaly v Wicklow


    QF:
    Laois/Wexford v Westmeath
    Louth/Carlow v Kildare
    Offaly/Wicklow v Dublin
    Longford v Meath

    SF:
    Laois/Wexford/Westmeath v Louth/Carlow v Kildare
    Offaly/Wicklow/Dublin v Longford/Meath


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,453 ✭✭✭ TheRiverman


    Patww79 wrote: »
    This post has been deleted.

    Sat nav time for the Dubs to find Tullamore :)


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