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24-03-2020, 21:08   #1
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Possible fixture crisis

So with the extension of the government lockdown with a date of the 19th April what is going to happen to the fixture list for the remainder of the year

Will the leagues be null and void and the Championships kick off in May as scheduled
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So with the extension of the government lockdown with a date of the 19th April what is going to happen to the fixture list for the remainder of the year

Will the leagues be null and void and the Championships kick off in May as scheduled
Highly unlikely of any ball being kicked or pucked in may i'd say. Honestly think you're looking at july at the earliest if we're lucky but that's just an uneducated guess. Plus you will have to give counties 2/3 weeks preparation before you start playing matches.
An unprecedented situation will give rise to unprecedented decision's. We could revert back to the old knock out championship for 2020.
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I know it would never happen but I'd love to see a knockout competition with an open draw after each round.
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I'd be amazed if there are anymore league games this year, All-Ireland Championships are in doubt as well, depends on how things go, China are only getting back to normal now, suppose the proposed straight knock out probably run off between July and October could work, would they scrap the round robin in Hurling and go back to the classic format, if things are alright by July?

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I know it would never happen but I'd love to see a knockout competition with an open draw after each round.
Id say something like that is possible. this is a chance to experiment.
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Not a fan of straight knockout coming back

Different time, much more training and would not be fair to squads to only have 1 game for the championship season

Maybe bring back the same structures we had for 2017 in both codes. Be nice to see Waterford play a team in Leinster again
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ATM, Forget about the league and provincial championships. Every county into an open draw, knockout championship.

If things are shut down for longer, scrap the inter county season altogether and let the clubs play with the limited time left in 2020.
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Have a one off year of straight knockout but base it on an open draw. Model it on the FA Cup it's five rounds so could easily be ran off over a three month period. All games finish on the day. If anyone wants to propose me for the CCCC I'm available
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Lads a bit of perspective is needed here.

The AI is the most strung out competition going. If you win it you'd play 6/7 games. That could be done in two months.
If things only got back going in July we still have plenty of time.

We also dont have any major need for it to be finished at any particular time.
It could run into November, what barriers are people seeing here?.

The premiership is different as they need to get the next season up and running in Aug and theres internationals and European competitions on top.
They also dont have players being paid without an income.

The GAA has no extensions outwards like that. Instead of playing 2 games a weekend they can run 10 games.
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Lads a bit of perspective is needed here.

The AI is the most strung out competition going. If you win it you'd play 6/7 games. That could be done in two months.
If things only got back going in July we still have plenty of time.

We also dont have any major need for it to be finished at any particular time.
It could run into November, what barriers are people seeing here?.

The premiership is different as they need to get the next season up and running in Aug and theres internationals and European competitions on top.
They also dont have players being paid without an income.

The GAA has no extensions outwards like that. Instead of playing 2 games a weekend they can run 10 games.
Totally
For football anyway if you could start it in early July you could have a full championship, (provincial+qualifiers+quarter final group stages+SF+f) all done by the old all Ireland time of late September
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Lads a bit of perspective is needed here.

The AI is the most strung out competition going. If you win it you'd play 6/7 games. That could be done in two months.
If things only got back going in July we still have plenty of time.

We also dont have any major need for it to be finished at any particular time.
It could run into November, what barriers are people seeing here?.

The premiership is different as they need to get the next season up and running in Aug and theres internationals and European competitions on top.
They also dont have players being paid without an income.

The GAA has no extensions outwards like that. Instead of playing 2 games a weekend they can run 10 games.
These little things called Clubs.
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These little things called Clubs.
And weather
Look it
We will be lucky to see any championship
And if we do and it’s knockout then so be it
It’s one year
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These little things called Clubs.
The cash cow will take precedence over what are the equivalent of Sunday football leagues.

They'll be fitted around the AI and not vice versa.
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Have a one off year of straight knockout but base it on an open draw. Model it on the FA Cup it's five rounds so could easily be ran off over a three month period. All games finish on the day. If anyone wants to propose me for the CCCC I'm available
Once we get the ok for travel I think the open draw would be a great way to get things going again. Dublin hitting for Galway, Kerry heading for Tyrone. No using the Provincial championship as training exercises
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A spokesman for the GAA has told RTE Morning Ireland that if the provincial senior hurling and football championships could commence in mid-June, then they would probably ditch the round robin formats in both the Munster and Leinster senior hurling championships.

Otherwise the formats for the other championships would remain largely the same, according to the GAA's Fergal McGill. The All Ireland finals would remain the same dates in August.

Appears also that the remainder of the 2020 leagues has been cancelled. While inter county teams will get "two week lead in time" for preparations for championship 2020.

IMO that appears to be a very optimistic time frame and the likelihood of no championship for 2020 remains the most likely scenario. Clubs must be prioritised if the choice is between club or inter county.
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