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GAA Outline Fixtures Plan For 2020 With December All-Ireland Finals On The Cards

This year’s All Ireland Finals will be played in December with the possibility of a penalty shootout determining the champions.

The GAA today outlined their fixture schedule for the remainder of the year with a bumper Autumn and Winter in store, with the All-Ireland hurling final set for December 13 with the football taking place on December 19.

Action from a Banner point of view will recommence on the weekend of October 17, with the National Football League Division 2 clash of Clare and Fermanagh in Cusack Park.

The following weekend will see Clare’s last league game against Armagh along with the Munster Hurling Quarter-Final. The draws for the provincial hurling campaign will be made this evening with the format reverting back to the system last used in 2017. Three teams will be drawn straight to the semi-finals while the remaining two will meet in the quarter-final tie.

There will be no break for the footballers, who face Tipperary in Semple Stadium in the Munster quarter-final on the first weekend of November in what will be a knockout tie. The Munster hurling semi-finals are set for the same weekend.

After topping Division 1B of the National Hurling League, Clare have been declared champions of that section with Limerick taking top spot in Division 1A. The GAA has also confirmed that if the two should meet in championship, the game will double up as the National League Final.

The Munster minor football and hurling championships will be redrawn on Monday evening but the U-2o provincial structure goes ahead as planned. Clare will face Tipperary in the quarter-final, with the Munster and Leinster champions going straight through to an All-Ireland final.

All championship games in 2020 will be decided on the day with penalties to be used if needed.

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