Roscommon GAA Propose County Championship Format

The Roscommon GAA’s CCC have issued their proposal for the 2020 Roscommon Football and Hurling Championships.

The clubs have being issued with the proposals and a decision will be made before June 29 with the championships due to being on Friday July 31st, the first available date.

Roscommon county board chairman Seamus Sweeney told Shannonside Northern Sound sport that the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be decided on the day.

The CCC are yet to decide if the game will be decided by penalities, free kicks or 45’s.

The proposed Roscommon GAA calendar is;

Friday 31st July – Senior Football Championship, Intermediate Football Championship Rd 1 (Games involving Hurling Clubs)

Saturday 1st August – Senior Football Championship, Intermediate Football Championship Rd 1

Sunday 2nd August – Senior Football Championship, Intermediate Football Championship Rd 1 & Junior Football Championship Group A

Monday 3rd August – Senior Hurling Championship Rd 1

Friday 7th August – Senior Football Championship, Intermediate Football Championship Rd 2 & Junior Football Championship Rd 1

Saturday 8th August – Senior Football Championship Intermediate Football Championship Rd 2 & Junior Football Championship Rd 1

Sunday 9th August – Senior Football Championship Intermediate Football Championship Rd 2 & Junior Football Championship Rd 1

Friday 14th August – Senior Football Championship Intermediate Football Championship Rd 3 & Junior Football Championship Rd 2

Saturday 15th August – Senior Football Championship Intermediate Football Championship Rd 3 & Junior Football Championship Rd 2

Sunday 16th August – Senior Football Championship, Intermediate Football Championship Rd 3 & Junior Football Championship Rd 2

Saturday 22nd August – Senior Hurling Championship Rd 2

Sunday 23rd August – Senior Hurling Championship Rd 2

Saturday 29th August – Senior Football Championship Intermediate Football Championship Q/F & Junior Football Championship Rd 3

Sunday 30th August – Senior Football Championship, Intermediate Football Championship Q/F & Junior Football Championship Rd 3

Saturday 5th September – Senior Hurling Championship Rd 3

Sunday 6th September – Senior Hurling Championship Rd 3

Saturday 12th September – Senior Football Championship Intermediate Football Championship S/F & Junior Football Championship Q/F

Sunday 13th September – Senior Football Championship Intermediate Football Championship S/F & Junior Football Championship Q/F

Saturday 19th September – Senior Hurling Championship S/F

Sunday 20th September – Senior Hurling Championship S/F

Saturday 26th September – Intermediate Football Championship Final & Junior Football Championship S/F

Sunday 27th September – Senior Football Championship Final & Junior Football Championship S/F

Sunday 4th October – Senior Hurling Championship Final

Sunday 11 October – Junior Football Championship Final

The Senior, Intermediate & Junior Football Championship will consist of three groups of Four teams (Group A in the JFC will have Five teams)

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Quarter-finals.

The two best third-placed teams will also qualify for quarter-finals (if two teams finish on the same points then the team with the better scoring difference will qualify, If the teams are on the same scoring difference then the team with the greater `scoring for` will qualify, if both clubs have the same scoring for then both teams will play-off the following Wednesday evening to decide who qualifies).

The bottom team in each group will play-off to see who is relegated.

All knockout games up to the county finals will be “finish on the day” (a period of 2x10mins and if still level to be followed by a period 2x5mins, if teams are still level the game will be decided by a penalty shootout).

County finals will have one period of extra time, should the teams still be level then there will be a replay with the date to be decided by the CCC.

A Full revised copy of our Championship Regulations will be circulated to clubs in advance of a county board meeting later this month for clubs to accept the proposed changes due to Covid19.

The Draw for the Championship Group stages will take place on Monday the 29th of June live on the Roscommon GAA Facebook page, time will be confirmed closer to the date.