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  • 08-01-2022 7:45pm
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    Posts: 61 ✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Is there a good guide available online that would explain to someone with an interest in sport but no knowledge of how GAA is structured what leagues and cups there are, how it is all works and the dates for when all this happens each year. GAA for dummies please.



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  • Posts: 61 ✭✭ [Deleted User]


    That is a brilliant explanation, thanks a lot.

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  • Posts: 61 ✭✭ [Deleted User]


    What is the story with clubs on a national level? For example yesterday's game;

    Kilmacud Crokes 0-14 Naas 0-7



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,110 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Hammer Archer


    That was the Leinster Senior club football championship final. Every county will have a senior club football championship and each county's winning side will then go into their province's senior club championship (apart from Kilkenny senior football champions who play in the Leinster Intermediate championship as their champions are generally of much poorer quality than all the others). The winner of each province then goes onto the All Ireland series.

    Generally, there will also be county intermediate and junior championships and provincial/All-Ireland series with these.

    If you search the various championships on Wikipedia, they generally give a good rundown of all of them.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,302 ✭✭✭✭ Fr Tod Umptious


    Thanks

    Just something I forgot about the All Ireland semifinals.

    They are determined on a three year rotation, so in one year for example you would have

    Semi final 1 = Winners of quarter final containing Munster champion v Winners of quarter final containing Leinster champion.

    Semi final 2 = Winners of quarter final containing Connacht champion v Winners of quarter final containing Ulster champion.

    The next year

    Semi final 1 = Winners of quarter final containing Munster champion v Winners of quarter final containing Ulster champion.

    Semi final 2 = Winners of quarter final containing Connacht champion v Winners of quarter final containing Leinster champion.

    And the next year

    Semi final 1 = Winners of quarter final containing Munster champion v Winners of quarter final containing Connacht champion.

    Semi final 2 = Winners of quarter final containing Leinster champion v Winners of quarter final containing Ulster champion.

    Now it must be said that the whole structure of the All Ireland Championship is under review, and any changes will likely also impact the league.

    A radical proposal went to a vote at congress in October but although it won a majority it was not enough of a majority to be approved.

    A new set of proposals are being looked at with the possibility of them being put to a vote at congress in the coming months.



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