Round-robin ladies football championship will be played over seven weekends

The ladies football senior championship will be played off in seven weeks this year, with a round-robin format involving four groups of three teams.
Round-robin ladies football championship will be played over seven weekends

15 September 2019; Sinéad Goldrick of Dublin gets past Galway defenders in last year's TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Senior Championship Final. Both teams will be seeded in this year's round-robin championship. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
15 September 2019; Sinéad Goldrick of Dublin gets past Galway defenders in last year's TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Senior Championship Final. Both teams will be seeded in this year's round-robin championship. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

The ladies football senior championship will be played off in seven weeks this year, with a round-robin format involving four groups of three teams.

The top team in each group will progress straight through to the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-finals.

Last year's semi-finalists — champions Dublin, runners-up Galway, and Cork and Mayo — will be seeded and placed in separate round-robin groups.

An open draw will take place on Tuesday, June 30 to determine who will join those four teams in the various pools.

The 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship will be contested by 13 counties — and will also be run off on a round-robin format to determine the four semi-finalists.

There will be three groups of three teams, and one group of four, in the qualifier phase, with the top team in each group progressing to the last four of the competition.

Westmeath, who were relegated from the TG4 Senior Championship in 2019, are one of the seeded teams, along with Meath, the 2019 Intermediate Championship runners-up, and last year’s beaten semi-finalists Roscommon and Sligo.

Six counties, meanwhile, will compete in the 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship – Antrim, Derry, Fermanagh (the 2019 runners-up), Carlow, Wicklow and Limerick.

An open draw will take place to make up two groups of three teams – with the top two teams in each pool then progressing to the semi-finals.

It is envisaged that each Championship will be played off over seven weekends, with a two-week break between the conclusion of the group phases and the All-Ireland semi-finals, and a further two-week break between the semi-finals and Finals.

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