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How will rest of league play out? If Galway were to beat Mayo and Dubs, presume there's no final and they win it outright.

steakknife (Galway) - Posts: 13 - 17/09/2020 13:33:53    2292683

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Replying To steakknife:  "How will rest of league play out? If Galway were to beat Mayo and Dubs, presume there's no final and they win it outright."
if Galway (or anyone else are top) after the 7 round of games then they're league champions. No finals this year.

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2305 - 17/09/2020 14:00:18    2292691

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Replying To Dubsfan28:  "if Galway (or anyone else are top) after the 7 round of games then they're league champions. No finals this year."
Cheers, thank you

steakknife (Galway) - Posts: 13 - 17/09/2020 14:49:33    2292703

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Replying To Dubsfan28:  "if Galway (or anyone else are top) after the 7 round of games then they're league champions. No finals this year."
The way it should be. No reason for needless finals. Only a few years ago they had semi finals which is farcical. A team topping the 'league' should be crowned champions. Simple as that. If you want a playoff between 2nd and third to see who gets promotion, fair enough.

LoyalRoyal66 (Meath) - Posts: 58 - 17/09/2020 18:57:38    2292762

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "That'll leave the Ulster Championship a 3 horse race if the uk counties are out already ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)"
Your not bad at marching around Donegal

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 126 - 18/09/2020 12:34:51    2292880

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Replying To Dubsfan28:  "if Galway (or anyone else are top) after the 7 round of games then they're league champions. No finals this year."
I agree. Sure they have the hurling league routines with all that convoluted crap and it's gets them nowhere in the end. The diehards don't like it but show up anyway and the fairweathers show no interest no matter what way you change it.
There's always this fear of meaningless matches but what harm is that if it means you can blood the odd young fella in the secondary competition

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1000 - 18/09/2020 12:47:46    2292887

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GAA confirm complete schedule for remainder of 2020 inter-county season.

I'm very hopeful and optimistic that come Dec.19th we will have All Ireland senior football and hurling champions. What makes this year's championship that bit different and that bit interesting is, - different, because the preparations and build-up has, and is, being minimized for the obvious reasons, - Interesting, because it's the first time since the back door system was introduced in 2001 there won't be one, it's on a knock out basis, the preparations this year are not that much different to that of 2001. Galway was the first county to win the All Ireland with the back door in operation, having a straight knock out this year can add an extra bit of flavor to it, in fact I think it will.

Is it intended to have an All-star selection this year.? In my opinion there's no reason why there shouldn't be.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2111 - 25/09/2020 21:06:39    2294114

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Replying To LoyalRoyal66:  "The way it should be. No reason for needless finals. Only a few years ago they had semi finals which is farcical. A team topping the 'league' should be crowned champions. Simple as that. If you want a playoff between 2nd and third to see who gets promotion, fair enough."
Why would you have a play off between 2nd and 3rd. Is the team that earned second spot and a promotion place not as entitled to that spot as 1st place.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1525 - 26/09/2020 08:00:04    2294149

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Replying To supersub15:  "GAA confirm complete schedule for remainder of 2020 inter-county season.

I'm very hopeful and optimistic that come Dec.19th we will have All Ireland senior football and hurling champions. What makes this year's championship that bit different and that bit interesting is, - different, because the preparations and build-up has, and is, being minimized for the obvious reasons, - Interesting, because it's the first time since the back door system was introduced in 2001 there won't be one, it's on a knock out basis, the preparations this year are not that much different to that of 2001. Galway was the first county to win the All Ireland with the back door in operation, having a straight knock out this year can add an extra bit of flavor to it, in fact I think it will.

Is it intended to have an All-star selection this year.? In my opinion there's no reason why there shouldn't be."
The 'back-door' system was first introduced in 1997. Offaly were the first team to benefit from it in 1998. After losing to Kilkenny in the Leinster Final, the went on to beat the same team in the AI Final.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1044 - 26/09/2020 09:47:40    2294154

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "The 'back-door' system was first introduced in 1997. Offaly were the first team to benefit from it in 1998. After losing to Kilkenny in the Leinster Final, the went on to beat the same team in the AI Final."
Yes in hurling.The back door system was first introduced in football in 2001.Galway won the All Ireland football championship through the back door in 2001.They Lost in Connacht to Roscommon but Galway came back to beat Roscommon in the quarter final and to beat the Royal county of Meath in the Final.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1243 - 26/09/2020 15:29:02    2294176

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Replying To endgame:  "Yes in hurling.The back door system was first introduced in football in 2001.Galway won the All Ireland football championship through the back door in 2001.They Lost in Connacht to Roscommon but Galway came back to beat Roscommon in the quarter final and to beat the Royal county of Meath in the Final."
He/she never stated they were talking just about football. They stated football and hurling.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1044 - 26/09/2020 18:08:48    2294192

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "The 'back-door' system was first introduced in 1997. Offaly were the first team to benefit from it in 1998. After losing to Kilkenny in the Leinster Final, the went on to beat the same team in the AI Final."
In fairness and I'm not being argumentative, but surely when you read

"Interesting, because it's the first time since the back door system was introduced in 2001 there won't be one, it's on a knock out basis, the preparations this year are not that much different to that of 2001. Galway was the first county to win the All Ireland with the back door in operation,"

I was specifically referring to Galway, now come on, there's a difference between, - since the back door was introduced, and, - the first time it was introduced.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2111 - 26/09/2020 21:29:31    2294223

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