Power says provincial championship system "has to go"

January 12, 2021

Tipperary manager David Power stands in memory of the Bloody Sunday victims. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Tipperary manager David Power says the provincial football championship system “has to go”.

Power steered Tipp to a first Munster SFC title in 85 years this past November when his charges upset Cork with a 0-17 to 0-14 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Speaking to Tipp FM, Power says he would rather see a Champions League style format introduced where league standings determine whether you enter the All-Ireland SFC or Tailteann Cup competition.

“I personally think the provincial system has to go,” said the Premier County boss.

“I would have a Champions League style format where you’re graded on your league standing and your top two go into the Sam Maguire Cup and your bottom two go into the Tailteann Cup.

“I think eventually that will happen because I think it’s the only fair way of having teams graded.”

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