Kildare GAA announce new Championship format

Updated: February 15, 2012

One of the age old problems for GAA clubs is what to do if the club is knocked out in the first round of the County championships.

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One county which has come up with a ‘new’ solution for their County Championships is Kildare .

The new format for the Senior and Intermediate Football for 2012, 2013 and 2014 :

Both championships will have 16 Teams

Round 1 will be an open Draw so there will be 8 matches which will
leave 8 winners and 8 Losers

In Round 2 there will be a Winners Group including the 8 Winners from round 1 in an open draw, 4 winners into the Quarter final, 4 losers into round 3

Losers Group will contain 8 Losers from Round 1 in an open draw, 4 winners will go into round 3, 4 losers into relegation semi-final.

Round 3 will be another open Draw containing the 4 losers from Round 2 (Winners group)
and 4 winners from Round 2 (Losers Group).

The winners of these games into quarter final , the
losers will be out of the championship.

Round 4 will be the quarter final and it will be an open draw .The quarter final will include the 4 winners from round 2 & 4 winners from round 3.

Round 5 is the Semi-Final and it will be an open Draw

Round 6 is the championship Final

The relegation Semi-Final will be an open draw containing the 4 losers from Round 2

The loser of the relegation final will be relegated

Points to note:

If games finish level a replay will be required
All teams are guaranteed 3 games
with this new format all Games are very important and competitive.
The winners of Round 1 will retain their status.
Winners of Round 1 & 2 are awarded with Quarter final place,
Teams in relegation semi-finals will not have won a game

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