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Inter-County Football Structure

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Replying To legendzxix:  "There is strong merit in that alright. 12 teams in Tier 1 (11 group games), 10 in Tier 2 (9 group games) and 10 in Tier 3 (9 group games). The blocker is the provincial championships. They'd have to settle for the mooted provincial league format before the All-Ireland season."
Sending this on 52nd min of rugger....10-9....better 2nd half start....but touch 'n' go....

To your post, I think they should double up 'all' Prov KO pairings into the groups, where possible. I think it's a fair compromise - schedule group games with Prov QFs early, with teams from opposite halves of Prov draw pairing up in later rounds (potential Finals).

omahant (USA) - Posts: 2481 - 18/03/2023 18:29:11    2464524


Replying To legendzxix:  "The hurling league was intertwined with championship one year. It didn't gain traction and they reverted back. Hard to break with some tradition."
Only if the League was more meaningful would such intertwining work, I think. Say, league top 6 and 2 Prov Champs could make the AI QFs, with any 'double up' Champs (likely) getting byes.

omahant (USA) - Posts: 2481 - 27/03/2023 18:24:42    2467162