The GAA can confirm that the later scheduling of next year’s
All-Ireland hurling and football finals and those for 2013 is down to
the fact that the month of September has five Sundays, as opposed to
The Association’s Official Guide states that the football final will
be played on the penultimate Sunday of September and the hurling final
two weeks earlier.
Next year’s finals will be played on September 9 and 23 respectively.
No other factors other than rule were considered in the scheduling of
The fixtures’ masterplan for 2012 will be released in the coming days.