Congress, which usually moves at a pace that would embarrass a sloth, suddenly lapsed into a frenzy of productivity last year and revolutionised the championships. Such has been the new-found dynamism of Croke Park, they even found the time to sort out a new TV deal with Sky and RTE before the restructuring of the championships.
This means that the GAA and its broadcasters are locked into the current TV deal of showing 45 live games per year, in spite of the extra games. This means that a number of high-profile football provincial clashes have forgone TV coverage, most notably this weekend. Neither of the Ulster quarter-finals - Fermanagh/Armagh and Tyrone/Monaghan - are on live TV.
BBC Northern Ireland have arranged a compromise for these games, however, and are broadcasting full deferred coverage of Tyrone/Monaghan tomorrow evening.
They are also offering live coverage of from Brewster Park this evening, so for details on how to watch Fermanagh vs Armagh, read on.
How to watch Fermanagh vs Armagh?
The Beeb aren't permitted to broadcast the game on TV, but they are streaming the game live online via the BBC iPlayer. It is live from 6.45pm, with throw-in at 7pm.
They are giving it the full studio treatment: Oisin McConville and Marty Clarke will be in studio, with commentary from Thomas Niblock and Marty Clarke.
Anything else we need to know?
Yes: access to the game will be geoblocked, so to access it you need to be living in the UK. (Or have access to a VPN).