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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "If what you mean by a two tier championship having Dublin in one tier and the other 31 counties in tier 2 I'd agree with you."
Yawn ! D- must try harder .

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 1184 - 16/05/2018 23:32:44    2101554

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Replying To kildare73:  "What about Tipperary and Fermanagh making the semi finals in recent years and Clare making the quarter finals? Would they have been a top or bottom tier team at the time in your eyes? They all got there on merit and created a great atmosphere within those counties at the time."
So let's keep it cause once every hundred years a weaker county might make it to a semi final.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 8987 - 17/05/2018 10:52:22    2101631

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Yip. Keep the strong stronger and the weak weaker."
But you're idea will be another waste of time the top two teams will hammer the bottom two teams and nothing will really change. At least in a two tier competition you have a chance of winning a few games against teams of you're own standard.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 8987 - 17/05/2018 10:59:39    2101636

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Replying To superbluedub:  "Yawn ! D- must try harder ."
am I exaggerating Or have ye only been beat twice in 4 years in league and championship?

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 7053 - 17/05/2018 12:16:57    2101670

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "So let's keep it cause once every hundred years a weaker county might make it to a semi final."
So no weaker county has the right to dream? To have ambition? Does it put a stronger county out that much to have to play them? Even non league teams are allowed into the FA Cup in England and the big teams happily travel to their grounds without a word said. Every county is allowed to have something to strive for, to go up against a big gun and try take them down. More and more the GAA is becoming about the haves and never going to have, and the have nots and never allowed to have. Same few teams every year regurgitating the same games. Everyone else can just go off and do their own thing.

kildare73 (Kildare) - Posts: 480 - 17/05/2018 15:35:01    2101730

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "But you're idea will be another waste of time the top two teams will hammer the bottom two teams and nothing will really change. At least in a two tier competition you have a chance of winning a few games against teams of you're own standard."
Try and improve the standards of the so-called weaker counties and narrow the standards between top and bottom so that all counties have some sort of a chance.

Is that difficult to understand?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4488 - 17/05/2018 15:57:56    2101735

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Very insightful article by Ewan Mc Kenna in the Indo that nails this. In today's Gaa it's no great surprise, all you have to do is look at recent appointments & the original criteria for same requiring a business degree. Boycott will be of no use Ewan as most people have given up caring due to apathy & hence all the facts you outlined re Wicklow & clubs etc. Their retort will be that attendances are up along with viewing figures for the big games at the end of the year not that only 12 kids showed up to see the flagship team in Wicklow or club teams are folding. Animal Farm is alive & well within the Gaa.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 612 - 17/05/2018 21:15:42    2101806

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