Quote from: johnnycool on March 21, 2023, 12:12:23 PMQuote from: The Premierview Podcast on March 21, 2023, 10:16:28 AMQuote from: johnnycool on March 20, 2023, 08:20:08 AM
There's a lot of good in what Jamie says but it won't happen purely on the basis of the vested interests of the Munster and Leinster councils giving up their cash cows, it ain't going to happen.
Sometimes the hurling elite have no interest in developing hurling outside their own wee cabal.
the Munster Hurling Championship has nearly double the attendance of its next nearest Provincial Competition, which is the Ulster Football Championship
No one is going to wreck that competition for the sake of Counties who cant get their act together for the past 140 years
At least you are honest.
As regards the downgrading of the lower grade Hurling Competitions, that was done at Central Council Level and not by any Hurling Committee which you seem to have such enmity towards
And who was president at the time? A certain Nicky Brennan from Kilkenny who was more interesting in returning the minor semi-finals to those dates than allowing the CR and Nicky Rackard to maintain those dates. Why else would Central Council have made those changes?
The sense of victimhood is strong here
First the Hurling Elites
the stronger Hurling Counties
and now Nickey Brennan
Much and all as I love to blame Kilkenny for everything
Nickey Brennan was 1 man with 1 vote, there was more than him to relegate the lower hurling competitions to the wilderness
as if having them on before a Hurling Semifinal was going to be the cure for all the weaker counties Hurling Problems either
it might also have passed your attention that the Minor Hurling last year was a standalone competition with the final on in a packed Nowlan Park between Tipp and Offaly who in fairness to them are doing something about get ack to where they were in the 80' and 90's.
As pointed out earlier
You will need over 9,000 players to win an All Ireland nowadays
Getting to those numbers requires huge work,rather than blaming everyone else