The GAA has confirmed next month, the Tier 2 proposal that will be voted upon at Particular Congress.
An assembly of the Ard Chomhairle at the weekend agreed the agenda for next month’s event with a’B championship’ and principle modifications in Gaelic football set for debate.
Under the proposal, the championships will be played as currently.
Even the All-Ireland Qualifiers will soon be available to teams from National League Divisions 2 and 1 along with also some other Division 4 or 3 teams that qualify to their final.
There would be two rounds of All-Ireland Qualifiers, instead of four. An additional round is provided for, however, in years where more than eight teams are entitled to take part in Round 1.
It is suggested to introduce a new direct knockout Tier 2 Championship for many Division 3 and 4 teams which do not reach their finals.
The GAA have pledged to ensure coverage of any second grade:
“A selection of marketing and promotional consultants will likely be committed to the new contest, as well as the use of Croke Park for semi-finals and finals along with a projected rise in TV coverage.”
Following a trial during the 2019 National League, three rules will proceed to a vote:
The Super format can be set to get a shake-up. This would require the acceptance of a complete GAA Congress and it is meant to bring forward a motion with this to Congress 2020 next February.
From one of those teams who came through the qualifiers, the four provincial champions are going to be in Round 1.
Round 2 could then find the winners of the Round 1 games play every other, although the winners of the Round 1 matches will even face off.
The Croke Park around could be transferred to various venues.