Im biased obviously but just wondering what peoples thoughts on this are. Tipp are 1/33 to beat waterford and it only turns into a joke imo if that does happen so just taking that for a given in this. Tipp playing Waterford the the 19th of may, if tipp win they are playing cork 1 week later the 26th of may, the winners of that play the final 4 weeks after the semi. The original date for the tipp/waterford v cork match was saturday 2nd of june but Cork limerick hurling was changed from the sunday to the same night cork were playing football. Munster gaa in their wisdom then changed the tipp/waterford v cork to the sunday and a direct clash with tipp waterford in hurling. Now theyve changed it again to what we have now. I know they are trying to change things so theres no clashes for people wanting to go to both but it seems whatever change Tipp are losing out due to Cork v limerick hurling being changed. Everybody expects Tipp to beat waterford so the 1 week break shouldnt be a big deal but you cant take your eye off the waterford game, cork very nearly lost to them last year and if tipp win that leaves 1 week for recovery and preparation for the cork game. Would be interesting to see what people think of it
The Hurling would be the big crowd draw that weekend, won't have 1/4 of the numbers at the football the night before. They probably can't make it a double header because minor hurlers would get preference over the senior footballers in Tipp. A double header for the football and Hurling would make perfect sense tho.
Past hurler (None) - Posts: 155 - 07/04/2018 08:42:57
Replying To Past hurler: "The Hurling would be the big crowd draw that weekend, won't have 1/4 of the numbers at the football the night before. They probably can't make it a double header because minor hurlers would get preference over the senior footballers in Tipp. A double header for the football and Hurling would make perfect sense tho."
Tv possibly too as if the hurling could have been played at 4 you could do minor hurling, football then hurling. If waterford beat tipp they are having a triple header in cork but the football is on before both hurling games. The fact that its not a double header doesnt really bother me its the playing 2 games in 7 days and then a 4 week break till the next. It should have been left as is. Muster got their fixtures wrong, they had cork limerick down for the same day as the cork city marathon and both cant take place the same day, they should have moved this to the saturday and and left everything else as was
I am for mouthwatering national pairings as well as traditional Prov preservation. How can we have both ? Keep Prov structure with certain changes. Today, Uls modified Prov draw from 2022 to limit Prelim teams to the 5 not drawn in prior 2 years. This could be improved upon - all Prov Final 8 go to Prov SF 16 the following year. In addition, and separately, all 32 play two national rd robin games - the first 15 NFL-ranked are drawn to 5 groups of 3; with the lower 17 drawn to 5x3 and 1 two-legged pairing. The best 2nd placed of 10x3 groups join 11 group winners and 4 Prov Champs in the AI KO Last 16. Prov Champs who most likely will 'double up' get a Last 16 bye to the AI KO QFs (forget awful Super 8). Works ?