The Liam MacCarthy Cup.
The Liam MacCarthy Cup. 

Congress delegates vote against proposed Liam McCarthy Cup restructure

By John Harrington

GAA Special Congress delegates today voted against a proposed restructure of the Liam MacCathy Cup.

Motion 1 proposed to abolish the All-Ireland SHC Preliminary Quarter-Finals which would have meant that the Joe McDonagh Cup finalists would no longer have an avenue into the Liam MacCarthy Cup, but it was defeated with 52% of delegates voting against it.

This meant that Motion 2, which proposed to introduce a semi-final in the Joe McDonagh Cup between the teams that finish in second and third place of the round-robin group stage of the competition, was not debated or voted on.