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During the two 'off years' we would see if we miss the Provs - and when they are played in the 3rd year, they might be more refreshing.
In the off years, have 8 groups (1 to 8) of 4, with '1 and 4 seeds' kept apart (groups are 1123 or 2344).
All 32 to the AI KO - top 2 each group get two chances, bottom 2 with one chance.
Top half of AI Series -
A) 1st grp 1 v 2nd grp 8
B) 2nd grp 2 v 1st grp 7
C) 1st grp 3 v 2nd grp 6
D) 2nd grp 4 v 1st grp 5
E) 4th grp 1 v 3rd grp 8
F) 3rd grp 2 v 4th grp 7
G) 4th grp 3 v 3rd grp 6
H) 3rd grp 4 v 4th grp 5
I) Loser A v Winner H
J) Loser B v Winner G
K) Loser C v Winner F
L) Loser D Winner E
Rd of 16 - M) Winners A v J etc.
omahant (USA) - Posts: 1139 - 20/05/2018 17:40:11 2102324Link 0 0
Or, a simpler GPA 8x4 variation -
omahant (USA) - Posts: 1139 - 21/05/2018 02:04:59 2102496Link 0 0
I had similar idea, regarding the final day, and promoting it as an all Ireland final weekend. Give it time to bed in as well.
However the most important aspect is it's promotion in the media, within gaa circles, Sunday game etc. Have it as curtain raisers, giving it equal air time etc, without the Sneerie comments from our esteemed pundits.
It's all about it's promotion. Hype it and give it the respect that these players, who give up their time, purely for the love of their counties and the game itself, deserve.
I know this is a whole different topic, but the amount of youngsters linning up to play rugby is serious. Leinster are seriously promoting their game within the province, and fair play to them. Gaa need to wake up.
Some examples this year are, st Mela college and moyne community school, here in Longford. St mels is a former hotbed of young footballers from longford and surrounding counties. It has won numerous leinster titles in the past and 7 or 8 Hogan cups. Moyne also, in the 90, contested at senior A level and reached leinster semi finals and finals.
Both Colleges have not contested a leinster colleges football final for years. Moyne are now in a B competition, while st Mels are clinging on to their status in the A competition.........both have contested leinster rugby finals this year...mels won the development cup, while moyne reached its "plate final".
I think your suggestion is a great one. For the sake of my county, who I love(and hate) supporting!!!, if nothing is put in place or attempted, with adequate respect and promotion, interest in playing for my county will be lost. The time, effort, sacrifice required to compete, with little reward, will, I fear, be lost.
Without some sort of intervention, the super 8, could quite possibly become a super 2, in the not so distant future......i for one, don't want to be able to say "I told you so" to GAA hierarchy......my compliments for your suggestions.
Longfordbaz (Longford) - Posts: 72 - 21/05/2018 23:49:25 2102859Link 0 0