Longford To Vote Against Tier-2 Proposal

Longford county board will vote against this weekend’s GAA Central Council to introduce a tier-2 All-Ireland football championship.

Longford a long-time supporter of a football tiered have specifically cited the proposal put to the floor as the reason for the no vote.

In a statement to Shannonside Sport, the Longford county board say “They are in favour of the concept of a tiered championship, however their delegates where not in favour of the proposal for change.”

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A special congress this Saturday will debate and decide two motions on the introduction of a tiered All-Ireland football championship.

At last night’s Roscommon county board meeting, top table officials were instructed by club delegates to back the Central Council motion to introduce a Tier 2 competition in 2020.

The Irish Examiner report that 10 counties in total, have indicated their support for a second-tier championship. They are Cavan, London, Leitrim, Limerick, Roscommon, Sligo, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, and Wicklow.

Voting against the motion are Carlow, Laois, Longford, Offaly, and Tipperary.

The Central Council motion requires 60% majority backing this weekend.