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Replying To PaudieSull1:  "A Celtic Challenge type competition is key at u20/21 to support this though........Kerry play Down in three weeks in All Ireland u21 B, two if the best teams in the competition meeting in 1st round with loser finished for the year.....not much development there, genuinely believe that the u20/21 along with minor championships need to mirror the senior in hurling particularly in terms of Mc Donagh and Ring counties they need games for their young players to develop, straight knock out competitions add no true value for these age groups......"
It's a tough situation for the North as the County Boards seem to focus on the Football. The GAA need to award Counties for winning lower tier competitions.

You could have:

Winner of Joe McDonagh - €250,000
Winner of Christy Ring - €175,000
Winner of Nicky Rackard - €125,000
Winner of Lory Meagher - €75,000

The money could then be used for development and to either send the winners on a holiday or give them a few quid instead. There's an incentive then to win the competition and to play for your County.

Faithfull (Offaly) - Posts: 492 - 14/06/2018 11:07:10    2111422

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Replying To PaudieSull1:  "A Celtic Challenge type competition is key at u20/21 to support this though........Kerry play Down in three weeks in All Ireland u21 B, two if the best teams in the competition meeting in 1st round with loser finished for the year.....not much development there, genuinely believe that the u20/21 along with minor championships need to mirror the senior in hurling particularly in terms of Mc Donagh and Ring counties they need games for their young players to develop, straight knock out competitions add no true value for these age groups......"
Yeah, they need more games than that. I wouldn't necessarily restrict the underage teams to the same tier as their seniors. I'd have promotion and relegation. So say Down win an All-Ireland minor B, that team should play u20/22A 2 or 3 years later.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts: 2193 - 15/06/2018 01:22:29    2111700

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