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Earlier Championship

Success
37 (35.9%)
Failure
37 (35.9%)
Too early to say
29 (28.2%)

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Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« Reply #240 on: July 30, 2022, 04:05:01 PM »
It was to ensure that adult (and indeed Minor) club championships would have a slot of their own with no County games taking place at the same time.
Also to enable Counties which reached AI Finals to have the same time for Club Championships as the rest.
And enable most Club Championship games to be on good pitches.
Better all round for players, managers, County Boards etc.
Not so good maybe for the GAA journalists.
The armchair fan can still watch the big games in June and July. The casual County follower can still go to his 2 or 3 games a year.
And Seaf can still have a choc ice while watching salthill v Tuam Stars or whoever in August.

Although he'll have to buy a Magnum in Stillorgan if he wants to see Shane Walsh's Club skills.

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Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« Reply #241 on: July 30, 2022, 07:32:24 PM »
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Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« Reply #242 on: July 31, 2022, 05:45:25 PM »
when are rte going to show club matches

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Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« Reply #243 on: July 31, 2022, 06:37:15 PM »
the first Sunday has been difficult with the withdrawal symptoms, caithfidh me a ra.
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Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« Reply #244 on: July 31, 2022, 09:51:25 PM »
the first Sunday has been difficult with the withdrawal symptoms, caithfidh me a ra.

Amazing games on today and another set of games next week at headquarters
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Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« Reply #245 on: July 31, 2022, 10:03:38 PM »
the first Sunday has been difficult with the withdrawal symptoms, caithfidh me a ra.
At the Cavan league final today. 6 18 to 4 23. There's lots of great football out there and will be for next few months.

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Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« Reply #246 on: August 01, 2022, 12:01:19 AM »
The question asked in the subject line in this thread can only be even given a provisional judgement by the middle of autumn next year, and really no firm answer until at least the end of 2024.
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Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« Reply #247 on: August 01, 2022, 08:13:13 AM »
If the aim of the all Ireland finals and big games in general is to inspire kids (who else are they trying to attract?) to take up GAA, then the earlier dates make much more sense as there is lots of activity in clubs and most juvenile competitions are in full flow. Any kid wanting to start can still get a couple of months with their local club rather than September when a lot of clubs are winding down their season.

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Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« Reply #248 on: August 01, 2022, 04:04:40 PM »
This year was not indicative because of soccer corruption. The Qatar world Cup didn't happen in June as it normally would, clashing with provincial finals, competing for sports eyes.
We won't know until the next Euros.
The GAA already has 2 non competitive provincial championships in the football. One of these situations was created by the GAA itself.
Time will tell whether the experiment works or not. If we do get a reinstatement of September finals, the championships won't start in May as before. Short championships are probably here to stay.
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Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« Reply #249 on: August 01, 2022, 04:55:14 PM »
This year was not indicative because of soccer corruption. The Qatar world Cup didn't happen in June as it normally would, clashing with provincial finals, competing for sports eyes.
We won't know until the next Euros.
The GAA already has 2 non competitive provincial championships in the football. One of these situations was created by the GAA itself.
Time will tell whether the experiment works or not. If we do get a reinstatement of September finals, the championships won't start in May as before. Short championships are probably here to stay.

2023 will see 19 rounds NFL and championship games played over 26 weeks.

Potential 2023 schedule.

Jan 29th to March 26th for the NFL
 
Provincial championships played off in 5 weeks e.g April 9th to May 7th

Then onto the group format of the championship e.g May 20th to June 11th

Preliminary quarters, quarter finals, semi finals and AI final from June 18th to July 23rd.


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Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« Reply #250 on: August 01, 2022, 05:43:46 PM »
Kieran Cunningham of the Daily Star on the GAA experiment and journalism
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Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« Reply #251 on: August 02, 2022, 04:31:19 PM »
But one of his main points is based on the fact that the women want to talk and promote the games.

The split season and an extra week here and there is not going to be mean you have any more access to the lads. Before all this there were pressers at 6am two weeks before big games with the manager, the captain and one injured player...

He can't honestly believe that his plan of lads playing for club and county all year is realistic?? It's idealistic yes, but he is around the block long enough to know it won't happen.

them mysterons are always killing me but im grand after a few days.sickenin aul dose all the same.

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Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« Reply #252 on: August 02, 2022, 06:12:57 PM »
He makes a good point about there being no standardisation of county championships across the country. Some counties have made good progress running off their matches while others will only start in September.
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Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« Reply #253 on: August 02, 2022, 07:17:45 PM »
Connacht Club Championships begin around 13th November.
No incentive there to have your Co Final in September!
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Re: Is the earlier Championship a success or failure?
« Reply #254 on: August 02, 2022, 08:12:22 PM »
Connacht Club Championships begin around 13th November.
No incentive there to have your Co Final in September!

Id agree. Holding out for championship so it runs end of August - middle of October is the smart play, and not just to marry the provincial calendar. Adult leagues should be wrapped up in full. Gets everyone back from holidays. Allows juvenile football/hurling to be wrapped up and not taking pitches / spectators / volunteers away. Good excuse to use the floodlit county grounds with stands over and again.