A controversial proposal to play club championship games without inter-county players was binned by delegates at a Cork County Board meeting.

Clubs voted instead for Option A which will see one round of games played in April and two more in August – all with county players available.

Cork GAA put forward three motions for the radical overhaul of club championships in the Rebel County at senior ‘A’, senior, premier intermediate and intermediate level in hurling and football.

Option A got 136 votes, well ahead of Option C on 52, which would have seen five guaranteed round robin games in the middle of the summer but with two of those played without inter-county stars.

Option B would have seen the championship start put off until August with just two games guaranteed and this received the lowest support with just 33 votes.

The changes will come into effect in 2020.