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Players react with fury as Congress pass 'Super 8' motion - Irish Times

The GAA Congress this morning passed the motion to replace the All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals with a 'Super 8' round-robin format - despite both the club and county player bodies being overwhelmingly against the motion. Nevertheless every GAA player in ...and more »

GAA Super 8: Club players live to die another day - Irish Times

At GAA Congress, the drama steps lightly into the room and goes about its business with humdrum stealth. History gets made quietly, drumrolls muffled to a whisper. In the space of 40 minutes on Croke Park's Level 5, the football championship got its ...and more »

All-Ireland football final could be before hurling in 2018 - RTE.ie

Next year's All-Ireland finals are likely to be on the last two Sundays in August following GAA Annual Congress's landmark Championship restructuring at the weekend. The Association's highest authority voted on Saturday to bring two of the biggest days ...and more »

Explained: How the football championship's new 'Super 8' quarter-final stage will work in 2018 - Irish Independent

25 February 2017; Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Aogán Ó Fearghail, left, and Ard Stiúrthoir 1 25 February 2017; Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Aogán Ó Fearghail, left, and Ard Stiúrthoir Paraic Duffy in conversation before the 2017 GAA Annual Congress at ...and more »

'Super 8' system to replace Senior Football Championship quarter-finals after GAA vote - RTE.ie

It was a good morning for the GAA as they got their 'trinity of motions' on championship structures passed at Annual Congress. From 2018 on, the All-Ireland finals in hurling and football will be played in August, replays won't be played in senior ...and more »

What's the point of September without the All-Ireland finals? - Irish Times

On the face of it, it is difficult to imagine an Irish September without the All-Ireland hurling and football finals. You have to ask, in fact, if there is any real point to the month without them. For what is September if not the month when rugged ...and more »

6 Important Congress Decisions That Went Unnoticed Amid Super 8 Gate - Balls.ie

Congress slipped into an uncharacteristic frenzy of productivity at the weekend, and dominated the GAA news cycle over the weekend as a result. The main news, of course, is hooked on the rejection of the will of many players: the passing of the Super 8 ...and more »

John Horan becomes first GAA president from Dublin in 96 years - Irish Times

Dublin's John Horan on Friday night swept to an unexpectedly emphatic victory to become president-elect of the GAA. He takes up office in 12 months time. From the largest election field since 1990 – there were five candidates running – 58-year-old ...and more »

GAA Congress vote in favour of 'Super 8' round-robin - Irish Times

The motion to change the format of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship to incorporate a Super-8 phase at the quarter-final stage was passed at GAA Congress in Croke Park on Saturday morning by a comfortable majority. Also passed this morning ...and more »

Páraic Duffy: We're not going to run GAA by Twitter - Irish Independent

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail and director-general Páraic Duffy in conversation before the annual 1 GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail and director-general Páraic Duffy in conversation before the annual Congress at Croke Park. Photo: Ray McManus ...and more »