The controversial decision to seed Cork and Kerry in next year’s Munster Senior Football Championship remains in place following a full meeting of the Munster Council this evening.

Munster chairman Robert Frost ruled that the Munster Council had no jurisdiction to revisit the original decision taken on 12 September as this would be in breach of rule 3.31 (e), which states that alterations may be considered only on an annual basis.

The Council met at Munster’s GAA Headquarters in Limerick following a request from Clare to call an emergency meeting to discuss the recent decision to seed so that Cork and Kerry could not meet until the final.

This means that Kerry and Cork are seeded directly to the Munster semi-finals – and kept apart in the semi-final draw – where they would meet the winners of two quarter-finals, involving the other four counties in Munster: Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.

The draws for the Munster Senior Hurling and Football Championships are due to take place on Thursday 3 October.