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No All-Ireland quarter-final for London club champions?

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I was on the Connacht GAA website, and I was looking at the Connacht club championship fixtures for 2018. I noticed London were there! Are the London football champions being thrown into Connacht and not getting a bye to the All-Ireland quarter-finals any more? I know there was a motion before Congress but I thought it was withdrawn.

I noticed the same with the Connacht intermediate club hurling championship. The London hurling champions used to get into the All-Ireland intermediate quarter-finals, but there they are in Connacht, meeting the winners of Mayo and Roscommon.

Is this true? When was all this decided?

Link to Connacht fixtures: http://connachtgaa.ie/fixtures-results-spreadsheet/ - then click on Club at the bottom of the spreadsheet

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 461 - 14/01/2018 12:33:51    2068217

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "I was on the Connacht GAA website, and I was looking at the Connacht club championship fixtures for 2018. I noticed London were there! Are the London football champions being thrown into Connacht and not getting a bye to the All-Ireland quarter-finals any more? I know there was a motion before Congress but I thought it was withdrawn.

I noticed the same with the Connacht intermediate club hurling championship. The London hurling champions used to get into the All-Ireland intermediate quarter-finals, but there they are in Connacht, meeting the winners of Mayo and Roscommon.

Is this true? When was all this decided?

Link to Connacht fixtures: http://connachtgaa.ie/fixtures-results-spreadsheet/ - then click on Club at the bottom of the spreadsheet"
Thats correct the london club champions go into the club championship in connacht. getting a buy was a farce as they were never going to beat the club champions of Ulster, munster or connacht so this gives them a better chance depending on luck of the draw of getting a win.

Yourjoking (USA) - Posts: 426 - 14/01/2018 13:02:24    2068221

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Decided a few months ago:

http://www.hoganstand.com/article/index/277628

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts: 1129 - 14/01/2018 13:58:55    2068225

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Wow! Had no idea. Thanks guys

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 461 - 15/01/2018 11:13:07    2068436

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