Changes to Tipperary senior hurling format to be considered in January

Motions to change the County Tipperary senior hurling championship were deferred for consideration in January at November’s county board meeting last week.

Motions to change the County Tipperary senior hurling championship were deferred for consideration in January at November’s county board meeting last week.

Changes have been agreed to the senior football championship and the intermediate hurling championship. Full details of all changes will be circulated to clubs and will be available on the Tipperary website in due course.

In summary the senior football championship will be run on a group basis with the intention of reducing the number of clubs participating to a maximum of 16 by 2017. The divisional championships will be on a straight knock-out basis.

The intermediate hurling championship will be run on a county wide group basis with Divisions left to organise their own divisional championships. The divisional winners will be guaranteed a place in the preliminary quarter-finals. Relegation will be used if needed to keep the maximum number of teams to 24.