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As much as i hate to say this, i think brolly is right when he says, there should be a 3 tier championship, if they're going to go with it at all.
I always think of the club championship,and because of the coverage and prestige, the respective county boards give their championships, intermediate and junior players would give their right arms to win these championships.
If gaa hierarchy, sponsored, prompted and respected an all ireland intermediate football championship, giving it coverage on live games and Sunday game etc, playing games as curtain raisers to senior games, where occasions arise, and maybe play a junior and intermediate all ireland finals on "all ireland Saturday" making it an "all Ireland weekend".
Would we, as longford supporters, be proud to see our team climbing the steps of croke park, to be crowned All Ireland Intermediate Football Champions???
This of course is presuming, that the competition is given the respect our players deserve it to be, that its given adequate coverage and promotion, thats its made prestigious to win and its not treated like a Tommy Murphy competition or a joe mcdonagh cup competition.
Your thoughts on longford being all Ireland intermediate football champions???!!!!!
Longfordbaz (Longford) - Posts: 133 - 10/06/2019 21:13:42 2193217Link 0 0
arcadia (Longford) - Posts: 74 - 12/06/2019 17:45:01 2194051Link 1 0
flavinisbetterthannerney (Longford) - Posts: 13 - 12/06/2019 19:36:54 2194116Link 0 0
Unfortunately the reality is that it would get as much coverage as the Joe McDonagh Cup or even less. You might get TG4 to cover the final if you're lucky.
TurnipAyter (Longford) - Posts: 97 - 13/06/2019 02:49:46 2194233Link 0 0
Different sport i know, but when Heineken cup was first rolled out, none of the professional teams in england or france wanted extra fixtures to their season and had little interest in it.....look at it now.....it was promoted, funded, advertised to an inch of its life, and now look at it.
If it were to be treated like the joe mcdonagh cup, forget about it.....but, and its a big but.....the gaa hierarchy were to do all of the above, it could be fantastic, to see a longford captain lift the all Ireland intermediate football cup, on an all ireland weekend.
What the gaa hierarchy seem to be ignorant of, is the fact that gaelic football in its current climate, is dying on its feet.
They try and convince us there's a super 8. Theres not, theres a super 3 at best, if last yr is anything to go by. The all Ireland final was over after 15 mins last yr. I haven't bothered watching a dublin game yet in the championship.
They have to realise, that alot of counties are actually evenly matched outside of these 3 counties. The all ireland intermediate football championship could actually be a far better competition for the supporter, with teams more evenly matched and games going to the wire.
Take our county at the moment, when everyone makes themselves available for selection, we're a fine little team and as another poster stated, we're a damn fine intermediate team. Dublin aside, you would always give us a chance against anyone else in leinster.
But we come back to the competitions promotion and making it prestigious to win. If tg4 is the height of its coverage, don't even bother.
Longfordbaz (Longford) - Posts: 133 - 15/06/2019 20:33:31 2195392Link 0 0