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Revert To Straight Knock Out

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Unfortunately there may be no inter county championship this season however if it does go ahead, teams will need about a month to six weeks of training so IF the inter county championship goes ahead, would it be wise to revert to straight knock out like the old days.

G.A.A._fan (Laois) - Posts: 102 - 16/03/2020 12:23:24    2273970

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Might well happen.

Who knows ?

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 357 - 16/03/2020 14:30:38    2273986

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Wouldn't be that awkward for football, but if it was knockout in hurling they would either have to bring back the old qualifier system from 2017 or have the Munster winners play the Leinster runners up in the AI semi finals, to give the season some extra length and fairness

eoghan6688 (Galway) - Posts: 115 - 16/03/2020 15:07:38    2273992

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Replying To lionofludesch:  "Might well happen.

Who knows ?"
With Neutral venues for all games, as teams will have only one chance.

Oldertourman (Limerick) - Posts: 156 - 16/03/2020 15:18:38    2273993

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Replying To Oldertourman:  "With Neutral venues for all games, as teams will have only one chance."
Not how it used to be pre-backdoor, is it ?

And then you have both teams' supporters on the road.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 357 - 16/03/2020 15:53:45    2273996

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It all depends on where we are as a Country come Summer. I don't think there will be a shortage of options, with the Provincial Championships to the forefront..

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 1056 - 16/03/2020 16:20:59    2273998

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To he honest I think we can forget about the championship for this year.

The way this thing is going it will only hit its peak in mid summer.

Teams will need another few weeks pre season training before playing competitive matches and then championship wouldn't start properly to September/October and would then have a knock on affect to club games.

Better to just cancel the 2020 season.

Wally (Tyrone) - Posts: 712 - 16/03/2020 16:54:41    2274006

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Bring all teams to croker televise the games no supporters but get to see at least few games.2 saturday 2 sunday.

Borderroyal (Meath) - Posts: 175 - 16/03/2020 17:39:44    2274009

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Replying To Wally:  "To he honest I think we can forget about the championship for this year.

The way this thing is going it will only hit its peak in mid summer.

Teams will need another few weeks pre season training before playing competitive matches and then championship wouldn't start properly to September/October and would then have a knock on affect to club games.

Better to just cancel the 2020 season."
We've had civil wars going on and not done that.

Admittedly, there wasn't a TV contract to consider in the 1920s...........

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 357 - 16/03/2020 18:30:14    2274015

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Replying To lionofludesch:  "Not how it used to be pre-backdoor, is it ?

And then you have both teams' supporters on the road."
That can work out the same as people in certain parts of both counties may be located nearer to the neutral venue anyway.

Oldertourman (Limerick) - Posts: 156 - 16/03/2020 18:38:08    2274016

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