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02 Dec 2021

FRC Club game proposals

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• That the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) should have overall responsibility for co-ordinating fixtures at national, provincial, county, club, third level and schools. The FRC see independent fixture-making bodies as not lending themselves to proper coherence.

• That the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) should have overall responsibility for co-ordinating fixtures at national, provincial, county, club, third level and schools. The FRC see independent fixture-making bodies as not lending themselves to proper coherence.

• Semi-final stage in intermediate and senior club football in all counties should be reached by the first weekend in August. This can be achieved if every county plays a minimum of one match every month between April and July unless the format in the county is such that fewer games can lead to early elimination.

• All-Ireland club championship to be completed in December instead of the following St Patrick’s Day.

• A national strategy for ‘less successful’ counties to be rolled out offering new levels of financing and quality coaching.

• Retention of the inter-provincial championships, play them over two days in a town or city with a strong GAA base with live TV and free admission considered and a strong marketing emphasis.

• Reduction of minor age limit from U-18 to U-17 so a majority of players can avoid clash with the Leaving Cert.

• Conclusion to the second-level schools competitions earlier in the year, instead of April.

• Proper enforcement of the closed season and prevention of anyone still involved in U-21 inter-county competition from playing or training with his county senior team.

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