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Irish FA weighing up counter-proposal as All-Island League bid gains momentum

 

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Linfield and Dundalk met last year in a cross-border tie that could become a more regular occurrence.

Linfield and Dundalk met last year in a cross-border tie that could become a more regular occurrence.

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Linfield and Dundalk met last year in a cross-border tie that could become a more regular occurrence.

The Irish FA are considering offering an alternative to Kieran Lucid's All-Island League proposal - by expanding the Unite the Union Champions Cup.

Windsor Park chiefs have refused to sanction their clubs' participation in a Lucid-promoted All-Ireland tournament and instead want to pursue their own cross-border knockout competition with the Football Association of Ireland.

The inaugural Champions Cup, involving Linfield and Dundalk, took place over two legs last November and now the IFA are keen to see if the competition could be rolled out to four clubs and then possibly eight.