Time to "get rid of the provincial systems"

October 08, 2019

Colm O'Rourke. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Colm O’Rourke says the provincial football championships should be scrapped.

The draws for the 2020 Munster and Connacht SFCs took place this morning, preceded by the Leinster draw yesterday, with the Ulster draw to follow tomorrow.

While the draws are whetting the appetite for next summer’s provincial competitions, Meath legend O’Rourke feels they are long past their sell-by date and has called for a “radical transformation”:

“For me, a big problem is the provincial championships,” he told The Irish Daily Star. “At this stage of my life, I’d like a radical transformation of the whole system and get rid of the provincial systems.

“I don’t think they are doing anything for Leinster or Munster, where you have Kerry and Dublin dominating almost for the last 130 years. To me that needs to change.”

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