The inter-county action may have wrapped up earlier than many were accustomed to this summer, but that has allowed club championships around the country to get some fixtures played in prime weather conditions.
Now in autumn, the majority of counties are now in the latter stages of their competitions. While that will no doubt lead to some exciting action on the pitch, it has also resulted in some fairly hilarious incidents off of it.
Armagh make a mess of club championship draw
Take the recent Armagh club championship draw as an example.
The county were deciding on the pairings for the quarter-finals of their senior football championship, with things seemingly going fairly smoothly.
However, the two men performing the draw realised towards the end that there was a bit of an issue: they had only put seven balls into the pot. In other words, one of the teams hadn't been included in the draw at all.
Their reaction was hilarious, with the whole process having to be restarted as a result.
Couldn’t run a 🛁 pic.twitter.com/eBWK2Rf4Gd
— Ryan McCaughley (@spugler) September 11, 2022
Folks, there has been a problem.
There's only seven balls in here, give us a couple of seconds and we will come back to you...
Folks, we're going to have to redraw this.
Another video that appeared online seemed to explain the issue, with a couple of names being dropped on the ground before the draw, with one of them subsequently not put into the pot.
Did feel for them genuine mistake pic.twitter.com/yIz0k0edba
— Pearse O’Hagan (@hagan_pearse) September 11, 2022
The draw would eventually be completed, with none of the ties from the first effort being replicated.
Armagh Cormac Leonard SFC quarter final draw
Dromintee v Crossmaglen
Killeavy v Clan na Gael
Ballymacnab v Maghery
Granemore v Mullaghbane
— Armagh_GAA (@Armagh_GAA) September 11, 2022
This incident was reminiscent of the issues experienced during the Champions League last-16 draw last season, with UEFA making a similar mess of proceedings.
We have also seen something similar happen in Meath in recent times, although that was limited to a club lotto.
Defending Armagh champions Clann Éireann have already been eliminated from this year's competition, with Crossmaglen hoping to regain the trophy having been defeated in each of the last two finals. They have appeared in four consecutive finals, having won the championship in 2018 and 2019.