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What Needs To Be Done To Finally Get Rid Of The Provincial System?

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Am guessing that outside of London being in Tier 2, the others would be Tier 3 if it ever happened, or possibly even Tier 4.

Am basing that on how they play in the British Junior Football Championship, which also involves Kilkenny, and which Kilkenny have in fact won a couple of times in recent years. So, if they're operating in or around Kilkenny's level, Tier 2 would be a stretch for them.

By the way, there are seven "counties" in Britain - London, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Scotland.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 154 - 10/10/2019 16:32:57    2242605

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Replying To himachechy:  "
Replying To tiobraid:  "Taking it away would be a big mistake.
Counties like Cork, Roscommon, Cavan, and even Meath and Tipp for example have a aims to win a Provincial title and with some work can be realistic as it has been for Roscommon's recently. Take away the provinicals and a lot of these counties have no chance of winning anything meaningful.
Most peoples plan is to remove 5 cship titles are replace with 2. The hurling structure of the lower tiers has worked ok and could be improved with some tweaks. Getting rid of the provincials shouldnt happen in my opinion."
The counties you list reflect the overall problem of imbalance. Roscommon and Cavan have realistic chances of success as they are in provinces where there are number of evenly matched teams and they themselves are playing at a high level.

Meath and Tipp are always going to be facing in the Dublin and Kerry roadblocks. Fair enough Meath have history, but really Tipp have no history of winning and will always be up against hurling.

Cork - fair enough as they are a big county and history, but realistically they are coming from a low base and again are competing with Hurling.

Overall, the real problems are Leinster and Munster Championships. I don't like the thought of losing the Ulster championship, but solutions need to found. In my opinion Hurling has shown the way were provincial championships have been merged so Leinster is now effectively a 'rest of ireland outside munster' championship."
I don't get your post really. Most of the teams mentioned will be in Tier 1 with no chance of winning. They have some chance of working towards winning a provincial. Silverware.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2751 - 10/10/2019 18:35:18    2242629

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Replying To neverright:  "So no team should be playing Dublin then?"
Well, that would be one way to stop them winning.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 88 - 10/10/2019 18:56:10    2242635

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "Am guessing that outside of London being in Tier 2, the others would be Tier 3 if it ever happened, or possibly even Tier 4.

Am basing that on how they play in the British Junior Football Championship, which also involves Kilkenny, and which Kilkenny have in fact won a couple of times in recent years. So, if they're operating in or around Kilkenny's level, Tier 2 would be a stretch for them.

By the way, there are seven "counties" in Britain - London, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Scotland."
Is there any word as to weather KK will take part in tier 2 surely the can manage to field a team

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 330 - 10/10/2019 20:20:10    2242662

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