The GAA’s U20 grade at intercounty level could be moved back to U19 this weekend if Central Council support the motion.
If they do vote in favour of the motion, the U19 grade would become the main underage competition in the country, eclipsing the current minor grade (U17) which will take on a development role for players.
The reasoning for such a change is to allow for a more fitting gap between underage and adult teams.
There is no doubt that the implementation of the U19 age group would be a significant introduction to underage GAA at intercounty level with little agreement yet to be reached amongst officials regarding a similar move for the club game.
The GAA promote club championships at U13, U15 and U17 but several counties have revolted against this idea.
There is a motion that will be discussed at Congress calling for a possible reversion back to pre-2016 competitions when the minor age group was U18 with U14, U16 and U21 making up the remainder of the competitive underage grades.
The motion, which is supported by the coaching and games development committee, will be brought forward for approval to Central Council on Saturday.