Quote from: ranch on November 29, 2023, 08:09:26 PMI wouldn't be looking at Down for how they run things and in truth reserve football in every county is probably suffering the same issues.Quote from: general_lee on November 29, 2023, 05:56:12 PMBecause their club already competes in the senior championship. They're a reserve team so should compete in the reserve championship. Let clubs who can compete in Ulster at that level battle it out for the junior/intermediate championships.Quote from: bennydorano on November 29, 2023, 05:22:39 PMI'd say that would be the biggest hindrance for most clubs. Heard CE were getting 50+ show up for training and I'd say Cross would have similar numbers.Quote from: general_lee on November 29, 2023, 04:13:28 PMNo idea but i doubt we'd have consistent numbers/ commitment(to do it right) believe it or not. Was meant to happen decade+ ago and never materialised.Quote from: bennydorano on November 29, 2023, 01:09:11 PMHear there's a bit of a push for seconds teams from more of the bigger clubs in Armagh so Junior championship could get a bit of a revitalisingAre Harps entering a IIs team?Quote from: Armagh18 on November 29, 2023, 04:35:33 PMIf a club is good enough to field a IIs team at intermediate level, why would you force them to play reserve championship? Benefits nobody.Quote from: ranch on November 29, 2023, 01:29:06 PMYeah agree, let the reserve league be left alone to give fringe players for smaller clubs a go.Quote from: bennydorano on November 29, 2023, 01:09:11 PMHear there's a bit of a push for seconds teams from more of the bigger clubs in Armagh so Junior championship could get a bit of a revitalising
I personally don't like this as I think they should compete in the reserve championship. Let the smaller clubs compete for the junior championship.
You'll never convince me that winning the junior championship would mean as much to Cross or Clann Eireann as it would to Corrinshego or O'Hanlon's.
No problem with seconds teams competing in the all county league set up however.
Let seconds teams compete in the junior/intermediate league but then have a championship for seconds and reserve teams.
Have a Premier reserve championship for the stronger teams and then a reserve championship for the others, similar to the Down set up.
In an ideal world the IIs teams would play reserve but 1. Reserve football is too inconsistent & 2. They're far too strong for junior let alone reserve football.
At the end of the day CE are only the third IIs team to win the junior in 100 odd years