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'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 »

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 »

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 »

Here's How The GAA's Super 8 Structure Will Work - Balls.ie

GAA Super 8 is a phrase you're undoubtedly hearing a lot about today, and it will continue to pop up over the next year or so. It was passed by the 2017 iteration of the GAA Congress, and is in place for the next couple of years at least. So how ...and more »

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

The GAA Congress today voted to make the most significant change to the structure of the football championship since the introduction of the qualifier system in 2001. The delegates opted to do away with the current quarter-final stage and replace it ...and more »

Paraic Duffy defends major changes at GAA Congress - RTE.ie

GAA Director General Paraic Duffy has reacted to criticism of the championship reform which was adopted at Annual Congress at Croke Park on Saturday. From 2018 on, the All-Ireland finals in hurling and football will be played in August, replays won't ...and more »

John Horan is GAA president elect after landslide win - RTE.ie

GAA President-elect John Horan insists that he will remain in the background for the next 12 months in order to allow Aogan O Fearghail see out his term in office. The 58-year-old Dublin secondary school principal won a resounding victory on Friday ...and more »