Update on Championship programme and league groups

Attached is the current draft master fixture plan for 2021, incorporating dates for the following:
  • Inter-county League and Championship dates
  • Unfinished 2020 Club Championships at all grades from Premier Senior to Junior C
  • 2021 Club League Cups sponsored by Cork Credit Unions and RedFM
  • 2021 Club Championships sponsored by Bon Secours and Co-Op Superstores.
Also attached are the League Cup Groupings in both football and hurling.
Please note the following:
The All Ireland U20 hurling final for 2020 has been confirmed since last week’s meeting for the second weekend in July, thus requiring the further deferral of the LIHC final between Castlemartyr and Russell Rovers.
Inter-county Minor and U20 dates will be finalised following this week’s Munster Council CCC meeting. These games are expected to take place in mid-July
League Cup competitions will replace the Club Leagues for 2021, with football and hurling played on alternate weekends from June 7th and June 13th, respectively. League Cup competition grades will be based mainly on two groups of four. with the top two in each group qualifying for the semi-final stage. Some modification is required at the bottom grade in each code in order to facilitate the existing number of teams. These competitions will have no impact on league grading for 2022, which will instead revert to 2020 positions. Groups for the league cups were based on previous league positions, with modifications added to avoid clubs meeting in both league and championship.
Following the recent draws, the groupings for the 2021 championships can be found here. https://gaacork.ie/2021/04/29/championship-draws/

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The Divisions / Colleges section of the PSFC and PSHC will be completed along last year’s lines. CIT, UCC and Imokilly (hurling) / CIT, UCC and Duhallow (football) receiving byes to the semi-finals of the Divisions / Colleges rounds of the County PSHC & PSFC Competitions. The remaining Divisional teams will play-off in two groups of three (depending on entries), with games taking place on Wednesday, July 14th and Wednesday, July 21st. All Divisional teams that have entered the Round Robin stage agreed previously to line out without County players if necessary. All divisions / colleges are hereby requested to confirm entries by next Monday, May 17th.

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There are no plans to complete the County stages of any Club U21 competitions for either 2020 or 2021 currently.
County Junior Championship deadlines have yet to be confirmed, but the County stages of the Junior A County Championship are likely to start on the weekend of October 23rd / 24th.
2021 Open County Junior B & C competitions will commence on the weekend of July 30th-Aug 2nd.
The Tom Creedon Cup will be organised by Macroom GAA Club. It is planned to organise this competition on hurling weekends, with Sunday, August 8th confirmed as the latest possible date for the final.
If Clubs or Divisions / Colleges have any observations on the above, please revert in writing by next Monday, May 17th.