Friday, November 27, 2020

Enda Smith lifts the Division Two League Cup at the end of October.






Roscommon are likely to face an extremely tough task in Division One in 2021 as details for next season begin to take shape.

Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, next season’s leagues will be split into regional groups with Roscommon likely to be pitted against Dublin, Kerry and Galway. Monaghan, Tyrone, Donegal and Armagh will make up the other group.

Roscommon will have a maximum of four games, with the top two teams in each group playing the top two in the other group in league semi-finals, while the bottom two teams in each group will decide the relegation placings.

The provincial championships are expected to commence in April. There will be qualifiers but no Super 8 series. There will be a second tier competition for the Tailteann Cup for Division Three and Four teams.

Next season’s intercounty season will run from the end of February, when the leagues resume, until the third week in July when the All-Ireland football final will be played.

There will be no pre-season competitions, meaning the FBD Connacht League will not take place.

Once the intercounty season finishes up in July, counties will be free to run off their club competitions for the remainder of the year.

The GAA’s Central Council is expected to give the revised 2021 calendar the green light this weekend.

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