Meath GAA county committee has released their fixtures master plan for the 2021 season.

Interestingly they seem determined to stick to the schedule irrespective of whether or not the senior county sides manufacture along run in the championship

The plan is as follows

2021 Football Cups: 

3 Divisions based on 2021 championship grading. These will start in June.

Feis Cup: Open Draw. 2 Groups of 8. 7 rounds + semi finals and final

Corn Na Boinne: 2 groups of 6 and 1 group of 8. Semi finals and final

Tailteann Cup: To be confirmed.

2021 Hurling Cups:

3 Divisions based on 2021 championship grading. These will start in June.

Davis Cup: 2 groups, open draw, 5 rounds + semi finals and final

Intermediate Cup: As per Davis Cup.

Football Championship:

Starts mid August and finals will be played in late October/November

SFC: Normal groups of 4 with quarter finals

IFC: Normal groups of 4 with quarter finals – 3 teams relegated.

JFC: TBC based on affiliations. Split in Junior and Junior 2 for 2022

Hurling Championship:

Starts mid August after 2020 finals played.

SHC and IHC: Normal groups of six

JHC/J2HC: Format to be confirmed

Premier Championship:

Starts mid June after 2020 finals.

Divisions of 8 with 7 rounds + semi finals, semi finals relegation and finals.

Under 19 Football and U21 Hurling:

Will be played November/December after other championships are complete.

How does the county scene affect club scene:

If Meath are still playing in August, the start of the club championships will be delayed and proposed formats will be kept.

If Meath county teams are beaten earlier the club championship will not start earlier.