GPA rejects 'Super 8' proposal, backs August All-Ireland finals

23 February 2017

At the GAA and Gaelic Players Association New Agreement Announcement were GPA CEO Dessie Farrell, GPA Chairman Seamus Hickey, GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghaíl and GAA Director General Paraic Duffy

Members of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) are set to vote to reject Paraic Duffy’s ‘Super 8’ proposal at Congress this weekend.

A poll of members found that 70% opposed the proposals, with 30% in favour, which would see next year’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals replaced by a round robin format.

GPA President Seamus Hickey confirmed the results of its poll to Newstalk’s Off The Ball programme last night.

The players group also backed the motion to bring in extra time instead of replays in all four provincial football championships and All-Ireland senior games, barring finals, while also calling for All-Ireland finals to be played in August.




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