Comment: GAA championship changes ignore common sense route

Proposed changes a tweak when a complete redesign is needed, writes Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
5th August, 2016
Face the throw-in: The GAA needs radical structural change in the championship but what's being suggested doesn't fit the bill Picture: Inpho

Ambition is not the issue for Padraic Duffy and his charges. Their willingness to offer the biggest format change to the GAA football championship since the roll-out of the qualifiers shows a progressive streak. The route they have chosen however is doomed to annoy almost every part of the association.

Removing the quarter-finals and replacing them with a round robin structure to decide the semi-finalists is basically looking at a problem and deciding that the...

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