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Replying To Hawkeye9212:  "Three tiers allows us to bring in some of the British plus Kilkenny. I think every county would benefit from playing 10 games throughout the spring/summer."
I don't think theose teams are even anywhere close to London in standard.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 2744 - 02/11/2019 17:30:22    2247245

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Replying To Whammo86:  "I don't think theose teams are even anywhere close to London in standard."
There's only one way to find out. Lancashire and Warwickshire compete in the lower tiers of hurling.

Hawkeye9212 (Donegal) - Posts: 176 - 02/11/2019 18:30:29    2247257

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Replying To Hawkeye9212:  "There's only one way to find out. Lancashire and Warwickshire compete in the lower tiers of hurling."
I'd say if they wanted to be a part of the All Ireland or National League they'd be accommodated.

Kilkenny win those British championships regularly, they withdrew from being a part of the League and Championship.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 2744 - 03/11/2019 14:06:50    2247387

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Offer 1/2 Round 4 qualifier places to the winners (or winners and runners up) of Tier 2. That way interest would be maintained. And it would be a possible back door into the Super 8s.

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 13 - 07/11/2019 23:04:12    2248470

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Replying To johnocarroll17:  "Offer 1/2 Round 4 qualifier places to the winners (or winners and runners up) of Tier 2. That way interest would be maintained. And it would be a possible back door into the Super 8s."
It's a good idea but how does it actually get implemented. Do the 4 Provincial finalists also still get to the last 12 stage. Does that leave 3 spots for the other tier 1 teams. That'll mean some tier 1 teams will have 3 rounds to make the super 8s. Is there an advantage to being in tier 1 in that case.

I think it'd be cleaner to remove the Super 8s and come up with a clean competition without the provincials or a silly knockout qualifying system.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 2744 - 08/11/2019 17:54:34    2248627

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