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GAA task force plans include splitting season and rebalancing provinces

Cahair O'Kane
THE GAA's fixture task force is planning to recommend radical options including rebalancing the provincial football system into four eight-team competitions and splitting the calendar in two – plans that will almost certainly be laid to waste if Special Congress votes in favour of a tiered championship this afternoon.

John McEntee: Clontibret must play to their best to upset Scotstown

John P Graham
Monaghan Senior Club Football Championship final: Scotstown v Clontibret Reigning champions Scotstown are appearing in their seventh consecutive Senior Football Championship final and seeking to complete a second five in a row for the Monaghan club.

Why the panic on tiers?

Cahair O'Kane
WHY, you would have to wonder, the panic on the GAA's behalf to rush through a tiered championship? Some would argue it's overdue and that 130 years of the same system hardly constitutes a rush job.

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Compiled by Padraig Kelly
ULSTER INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PRELIMINARY ROUND Grange v Galbally (today, Crossmaglen, 4pm) PROVINCIAL first-timers Grange and Galbally get the Ulster Club Intermediate Football Championship underway in a preliminary round tie in Crossmaglen today, writes Francis Mooney.

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