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The ulster hurling championship should return in some guise. Maybe entry to the competition should be staggered to avoid mismatches like so

Preliminary Round
Armagh v Cavan
Fermanagh v Monaghan

Quarter-finals
Tyrone v Donegal
Derry v PR1
Down v PR2

Semi-finals
Antrim v QF2
QF3 v QF4

Finals
SF1 v SF2

GaA247 (Cork) - Posts: 58 - 27/03/2023 11:17:25    2466994

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Replying To GaA247:  "The ulster hurling championship should return in some guise. Maybe entry to the competition should be staggered to avoid mismatches like so

Preliminary Round
Armagh v Cavan
Fermanagh v Monaghan

Quarter-finals
Tyrone v Donegal
Derry v PR1
Down v PR2

Semi-finals
Antrim v QF2
QF3 v QF4

Finals
SF1 v SF2"
Would be great for promoting the game up there for sure!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11230 - 27/03/2023 12:29:57    2467037

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Replying To GaA247:  "The ulster hurling championship should return in some guise. Maybe entry to the competition should be staggered to avoid mismatches like so

Preliminary Round
Armagh v Cavan
Fermanagh v Monaghan

Quarter-finals
Tyrone v Donegal
Derry v PR1
Down v PR2

Semi-finals
Antrim v QF2
QF3 v QF4

Finals
SF1 v SF2"
Finding the time to play it would be the problem. There is in effect an Ulster Championship in pre-season, it's called the McGuirk Cup

MrPBoylan (Monaghan) - Posts: 89 - 27/03/2023 15:22:19    2467111

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By the time the Christy Ring etc finish up it's early June. It could be run off over the rest of June or depending on how many Ulster teams get to the latter stages even sooner.

It was the last provincial championship to have all the teams playing in it.

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 1361 - 30/03/2023 09:08:08    2467708

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I think in general, the provincial hurling championships should go back to straight knockout before an All-Ireland group stage (similar to football)

This would allow
Kerry to compete in Munster
Offaly, Laois, Meath and Kildare to compete in Leinster
And all the ulster counties to compete in ulster

GaA247 (Cork) - Posts: 58 - 11/01/2024 14:05:35    2519619

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