LIMERICK will be voting in favour of a return to the open draw format in the Munster SFC when the Munster Council debates the issue this Thursday night.
Limerick Football Committee chairman John Cregan has confirmed that the county will be supporting a motion that is expected to be proposed by Tipperary.
Officials of Limerick, Clare, Waterford and Tipperary have met in recent weeks and it is understood that the quartet will support the Tipperary motion.
Their proposal is for Limerick, Tipperary, Clare and Waterford to play the two quarter-finals and the two winners would then progress to an open draw semi-final with Kerry and Cork.
However, it is unsure if this proposal will garner support from Kerry and Cork or Munster Council officials.
If the Tipperary motion is not successful, it is thought that a vote would be taken on a straight open draw format.
A final decision on the structures of the provincial championship will be rubber-stamped at Thursday’s meeting.