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Seed Dublin To Semi-Final Or Final In Leinster

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I think, with Dublin massacring everyone lately in Leinster, wouldn't the most sensible thing to do be to just give them a bye to the final? Or to the semi-final at the very least. There's no point in them playing the winner of a first round match (who are all Div 3 or 4 teams at present) in the quarter final stage and crushing them. Let the other 10 counties play knockout to leave one team left, and the winner play Dublin in the Leinster final. Or if that's too radical, pop them straight into the Leinster semi-final. You could still do your usual seeding for the other teams similar to the current set-up.

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 1096 - 06/05/2024 12:43:04    2543314

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when the provincials go to mid january to february, dublin will probabaly be putting out 2nd teams in leinster and will be beaten more,just like Longford did this january.

dickie10 (UK) - Posts: 721 - 09/05/2024 08:17:03    2543766

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "I think, with Dublin massacring everyone lately in Leinster, wouldn't the most sensible thing to do be to just give them a bye to the final? Or to the semi-final at the very least. There's no point in them playing the winner of a first round match (who are all Div 3 or 4 teams at present) in the quarter final stage and crushing them. Let the other 10 counties play knockout to leave one team left, and the winner play Dublin in the Leinster final. Or if that's too radical, pop them straight into the Leinster semi-final. You could still do your usual seeding for the other teams similar to the current set-up."
"Or if that's too radical" yeah thats mad lad!!! I guess no one has mentioned that in the past 15 years.....jaysis why didnt i think of it, thats a class idea no one else ever mentioned before

Whestofthewest (Clare) - Posts: 177 - 11/05/2024 15:39:28    2544079

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Replying To dickie10:  "when the provincials go to mid january to february, dublin will probabaly be putting out 2nd teams in leinster and will be beaten more,just like Longford did this january."
Possibly is best that the provincials do go before the league. Until then, possibly any county winning 3 in a row should be given a bye to the Leinster semi-finals.

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 8109 - 11/05/2024 15:59:36    2544085

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Move them to Ulster ??

sponger (Wicklow) - Posts: 2911 - 11/05/2024 16:21:45    2544091

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Replying To sponger:  "Move them to Ulster ??"
There is a fair argument that Connacht, Leinster and Munster counties could compete in a shared championship.
ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP
Donegal
Armagh
Derry
Tyrone
Monaghan
Cavan
SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP
Dublin
Kerry
Galway
Mayo
Roscommon
Cork
TAILTEANN CUP
GROUP 1
Meath
Down
Kildare
Clare
Antrim
GROUP 2
Louth
Westmeath
Fermanagh
Sligo
Offaly
THIRD TIER
GROUP 1
Laois
Limerick
Longford
Carlow
Waterford
GROUP 2
Leitrim
Wicklow
Wexford
Tipperary
London
NOTES:
Top 2 teams in Ulster and the Southern Championships into their provincial finals. Third places teams qualifying for the quarter-finals against a provincial runner-up.
Top 2 in the Tailteann groups direct to the semi-finals. Second and third into quarter-finals. The Tailteann winner replacing the 6th placed team in their provincial championship. 5th placed Tailteann teams into relegation final.
Top 2 in the Tier 3 groups direct to the semi-finals. Second and third into quarter-finals. The Tier 3 winner promoted.

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 8109 - 11/05/2024 17:21:44    2544106

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Replying To Whestofthewest:  ""Or if that's too radical" yeah thats mad lad!!! I guess no one has mentioned that in the past 15 years.....jaysis why didnt i think of it, thats a class idea no one else ever mentioned before"
If they have, I ain't heard of it. They did it with Kerry back in 1980, and they played just three games that year and won the All-Ireland. So it's been done before, but I can't remember hearing any calls for it in Dublin's case.

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 1096 - 12/05/2024 20:07:51    2544358

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