Waterford clubs have voted to change the format of the county senior hurling and football championships.
At last nights County Board meeting the Abbeyside motion to change to three groups of four
passed by 29 votes to 13.
The three group winners and the highest ranked second placed team will progress to the quarter finals with the other eight teams disputing the remaining four places in the knockout stages
Abbeyside delegate Tomás Ó Cadhla reckons that the new structure will streamline both competitions.
Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan says that it will help the board to complete the championships on time.