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Was looking over the proposals put forward by CPA for how a split season might work in future years. Basically it boils down to:
- Colleges competitions in January
- Inter-county to run February to mid-July (County Leagues can run with clubs playing without their inter-county players)
- Club championships to run mid-July to mid-October
- Provincial and All-Ireland club to run late October to December
Presume there'd be scope for counties to start their club championships earlier than mid-July if they're already out of inter-county hurling and football.
But what strikes me is that if Wexford intended to run the usual championships of two groups of six, followed by three rounds of knock-out, that's a total of 16 weeks needed. And if we did happen to reach an All-Ireland Hurling Final, for example, there simply aren't 16 weeks then between when the club championships would be starting and when they need to be finished. Particularly since you'd probably be giving the All-Ireland squad a week off before expecting them to be back in action with their clubs, to allow them to celebrate by having a few jagerbombs or whatever :)
So, would people be willing to accept a shorter club championship with fewer matches in return for a defined season? Or alternatively, would they accept a "play it quicker" version of the usual format, where you could be playing Sunday/Wednesday/Sunday/Wednesday for a couple of weeks, in order to get 16 rounds of matches played in maybe only 12 or 14 weeks?
Would be interested to hear people's thoughts.
Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 418 - 17/09/2020 10:53:19 2292628Link 0
I'd don't care what way the intercounty season operates before this but here are some dates that should be set in stone:
Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 255 - 17/09/2020 11:45:09 2292645Link 0
I think it may be time to scale back the championship to 10 teams and create a Senior B by bringing up the best of the Intermediate and do away with Intermediate A. If the bottom two teams get dropped each year to Senior B and the two finalists come up I guarantee you that each game in the league will be like a knockout. I watched the intermediate final this year and Crossabeg will struggle next year in Senior. The difference between them and the top teams in Senior is very wide but the difference between them and the bottom is perhaps not that wide. Football would even be worse.
zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1054 - 17/09/2020 16:51:32 2292740Link 0