It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas already!
IT will be mistletoe instead of ribbons on the Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy Cup this year with both the All-Ireland football and hurling final being played on December 13 (hurling) and December 19 (football).
As excepted the football championship will be a straight knockout this year while the hurling will allow for a qualifiers round ensuring teams has at least two games.
New York has been excluded from this year’s football championship.
The provincial system will remain and Mayo will face their first test when they play Leitrim on the weekend of October 31/November 1, with the semi-finals down for November 7/8 and the Connaught final on November 14/15.
The All-Ireland semi-finals will see Connaught play Munster with both semi-finals on the weekend of November 28/29.
The minor football championship will also be run on a knockout basis this year.
James Horan (pictured) and his men still have a serious relegation battle on their hands with two games remaining in the National League.
They will play Galway in Pearse Stadium on the weekend of October 17/18 and have Tyrone at MacHale Park on the weekend of October 31/November 1.
Mayo hurlers have been drawn against Monaghan in the quarterfinal of Nicky Rackard Cup on the weekend of October 4/5.
The semi-final losers in the Rackard Cup will be demoted to the Laurie Meagher Cup.
2020 FIXTURE LIST
Allianz Football League Round 7
Munster SHC 1/4-final
Leinster SHC 1/4 final
Christy Ring and Nickey Rackard 1/4 finals
Joe McDonagh & Lory Meagher Round 1
October 31/November 1
Connacht SFC 1/4 finals
Munster SFC 1/4 finals
Leinster SFC Round 1
Ulster SFC preliminary round/1/4 finals
Munster SHC semi-finals
Leinster SHC semi-finals
Joe McDonagh and Lory Meagher Round 2
Christy Ring and Nickey Rackard semi-finals & relegation semi-finals
Connacht SFC semi-finals
Munster SFC semi-finals
Leinster SFC 1/4 finals
Ulster SFC 1/4 finals
All-Ireland SHC Qualifier Round 1 (2 games)
Joe McDonagh Round 3 (1 Game)
Christy Ring & Nickey Rackard Relegation finals
Lory Meagher Round 3
Connacht SFC final
Leinster SFC semi-finals
Ulster SFC semi-final
Leinster SHC final
Munster SHC final
All-Ireland SHC Qualifier Round 2 (2 games)
Joe McDonagh Round 3 (1 game)
Christy Ring, Nickey Rackard and Lory Meagher finals
Leinster SFC final
Joe McDonagh Round 4
All-Ireland SHC quarter-finals (2 games)
Munster SFC final
Ulster SFC final
Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U20 SHC final
All-Ireland SHC semi-final (Leinster champion v 1/4 final winner)
Joe McDonagh Round 5
All-Ireland SHC semi-final (Munster champions v 1/4 final winner)
All-Ireland MFC semi-finals
All-Ireland MHC semi-finals
All-Ireland SFC semi-final (Leinster champion v Ulster champion)
All-Ireland SFC semi-final (Connacht champion v Munster champion)
All-Ireland MFC final
All-Ireland MHC final
All-Ireland SHC final
Joe McDonagh final
All-Ireland SFC final