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Article: Overview Of The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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By Jonathan Lewis | 8th Nov 2022

With changes taking place throughout the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship this year, those that are interested in Gaelic betting will want to make sure they’re familiar with how it all works. In fact, Irish football fans in general should pay attention to the new tiered structure with changes such as the quarter-final stages being played for the first time since 2017.

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What’s New in 2022?

Anyone who has followed the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship for a number of years will recognise lots of the new structure that is being played throughout the 2022 games. Much of the format takes the same form as the games did in 2017. For example, we’ll see the All-Ireland quarter-finals, where the provincial champions will proceed to make a return. Before 2017 the format of the games had been the same since 2000 and many fans still argue that the format is fine as it is and that no changes need to be made. However, there were some this year which leads Irish football fans to wonder whether they are likely to see any changes anytime in the future.

Taking Part in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

Although the format of the actual championship has gone through some changes since 2000, the lead-up to it is generally the same. Ireland is split into 32 counties and these all arrange their own Gaelic games through a county board. Each county team must play in their Provincial Championships. These games take the format of a knock-out competition as teams win/lose games and progress up the leaderboard.

The Future of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

Although no one can say for sure whether there will be changes to the format of the championships but what we do know is that the 2023 games are already confirmed to be going ahead. The Ard Chomhairle met back in September to confirm that the Allianz League finals would be retained for 202. It is thought that the final will take place on the 30th July 2023, which means that the inter-county championship matches will be extended by 7 days.

  • Things that we’ll see doing the 2020 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship:
  • 24th November 2022 – we’ll see senior inter-county teams return to collective training
  • 18th February 2023 – Congress 2023 to take place
  • 30th July 2023 – All-Ireland Senior Football Championship finals to take place
  • TheU20 Development Leagues to continue

Permission has already been granted to the Rules Advisory Committee for them to be able to continue their work in looking at the Official Guide and reformatting this where needed.

Betting on Irish Football

If you’re into Gaelic sports of any kind, then keeping on top of the rules as well as the current sporting news is a must, especially if you’re looking to place a bet. Thankfully these days there are plenty of options when it comes to betting on events such as the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship; so finding the right platform for you and your betting needs shouldn’t be too much of a hassle.

Jonathan Lewis is an MFF sports writer

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