The GAA has announced that the AIB All-Ireland club senior championship finals will move from their traditional St Patrick's Day slot to a new date in January from next year.

In 2020 the senior semi-finals in hurling and football will be played across the weekend of 4/5 January. The senior finals in both codes will now be played on Sunday, 19 January.

The move is part of an overall commitment to condense the fixture calendar, create opportunities for club activity and would also allow counties in the Allianz Leagues to access players who were previously unavailable because they were playing in All-Ireland senior club semi-finals and finals.

The GAA today also set forth proposals for a Tier 2 senior football championship.