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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2018, 08:20:56 PM »
Interesting that there's no mention of the really harmed player in the country, the club player. I read somewhere a few weeks ago a number of Sligo clubs gave walkovers as county players weren't allowed play a game with them and of course the county players themselves refused to stand up and play with their clubs.

Even if the schedule was great for club players in the summer a rake of top club players aged 18-23 will be off on J1s for the summer anyways. Theyíre not going to stick around because Cavan Gaels have a match every two weeks in the group stages of the Cavan championship..

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« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2018, 08:26:07 PM »
I find having an early autumn championship is fair enough as we usually do in Kildare. If our county board scheduling committee showed a bit more common sense with the timing of league games and issued fixtures early and in a logical manner then there would be no complaints.

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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2018, 04:52:25 PM »
Great read. The people pushing for a tiered competition always seem to be from Kerry, Dublin or Tyrone or else involved in broadcast media who would have a massive vested interest.

You don't commit to the games to be on YouTube or a 10 second clip on Twitter.

I heard Emlyn Mulligan on Parkinsons podcast recently and he was in favour of a tiered championship as he wanted to play more games against teams of a similar standard, he alluded to that this view was held by many others on the panel too.

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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2018, 06:06:10 PM »
Great read. The people pushing for a tiered competition always seem to be from Kerry, Dublin or Tyrone or else involved in broadcast media who would have a massive vested interest.

You don't commit to the games to be on YouTube or a 10 second clip on Twitter.

I heard Emlyn Mulligan on Parkinsons podcast recently and he was in favour of a tiered championship as he wanted to play more games against teams of a similar standard, he alluded to that this view was held by many others on the panel too.
Iíd say thereís been an increase in players agreeing with Mulligan. Itíd be interesting to see how many. However, Iím not sure how this would help. Leitrim play such teams every year in the league and have shown little progress. They won two games this year for the first time in a good while Iíd say, one of whom was a division 2 team. I donít see how Leitrim would benefit from playing division 3 and 4 teams in the summer.

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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2018, 08:14:53 PM »
Win a Junior Title and move up to Inter?
Emlyn (or Leitrim's next big name) would get to play a Championship Final in Croke Park.
The (ex) Division 2 team they bet this year was Louth.
They get to play a good or higher placed team every year in Connacht.
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« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2018, 08:40:27 PM »
Leitrim haven't played in Croke Park since it was redeveloped.  They need something to aspire too, same with a few other counties.

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« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2018, 08:41:41 PM »
Win a Junior Title and move up to Inter?
Emlyn (or Leitrim's next big name) would get to play a Championship Final in Croke Park.
The (ex) Division 2 team they bet this year was Louth.
They get to play a good or higher placed team every year in Connacht.

If they get to a D4 final theyíd get to play in Croke Park before just as tiny a crowd as that hypotethical game. Youíre running out of ideas and wriggle room on this one.
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« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2018, 09:32:34 PM »
At the recent U14 All Ireland Feile, the games between the evenly matched teams were the most enjoyable, not only for the spectators but the players.
You can see it in the players that they are more up for a game, run more, try more, when they know they are playing a team at their level.
There's nothing worse for morale at that age than taking a real hiding by a superior team.
I know that that feeling doesn't leave you as you grow older.
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« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2018, 09:59:14 PM »
Leitrim haven't played in Croke Park since it was redeveloped.  They need something to aspire too, same with a few other counties.

Gaa rolling the red carpet for Dublin and forgetting the rest
Leitrim v Louth Tommy Murphy cup final in 2006 was played Croke Park but i guess like everything with 2nd tier competitions that is forgotten about now.
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« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2018, 10:11:03 PM »
Tommy Murphy was a back of an envelope TOURNAMENT.
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« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2018, 10:45:25 PM »
Win a Junior Title and move up to Inter?
Emlyn (or Leitrim's next big name) would get to play a Championship Final in Croke Park.
The (ex) Division 2 team they bet this year was Louth.
They get to play a good or higher placed team every year in Connacht.
Fine. If the likes of Leitrim want to play in a junior championship I say give it to them. But I donít see any realistic hope of them winning it. Success neednít be measured in trophies alone. Improvement can be measured in other ways and I donít see a third tiered championship would do much to improve Leitrims fortunes.

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« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2018, 10:59:36 PM »
Win a Junior Title and move up to Inter?
Emlyn (or Leitrim's next big name) would get to play a Championship Final in Croke Park.
The (ex) Division 2 team they bet this year was Louth.
They get to play a good or higher placed team every year in Connacht.
Fine. If the likes of Leitrim want to play in a junior championship I say give it to them. But I donít see any realistic hope of them winning it. Success neednít be measured in trophies alone. Improvement can be measured in other ways and I donít see a third tiered championship would do much to improve Leitrims fortunes.

Firstly, I know next to nothing about Leitrim football. A Sam or Connacht title is so far out of reach maybe many don't commit and those who do are a beaten docket before they take the field. If, after the Connacht campaign they went into a junior competition, who knows, it may galvanise the county and give them something more realistic to aspire to. Who's to say in 3/4 years they wouldn't be challenging or making decent inward roads in a Junior championship?

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« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2018, 11:16:11 PM »
Win a Junior Title and move up to Inter?
Emlyn (or Leitrim's next big name) would get to play a Championship Final in Croke Park.
The (ex) Division 2 team they bet this year was Louth.
They get to play a good or higher placed team every year in Connacht.
Fine. If the likes of Leitrim want to play in a junior championship I say give it to them. But I donít see any realistic hope of them winning it. Success neednít be measured in trophies alone. Improvement can be measured in other ways and I donít see a third tiered championship would do much to improve Leitrims fortunes.

Firstly, I know next to nothing about Leitrim football. A Sam or Connacht title is so far out of reach maybe many don't commit and those who do are a beaten docket before they take the field. If, after the Connacht campaign they went into a junior competition, who knows, it may galvanise the county and give them something more realistic to aspire to. Who's to say in 3/4 years they wouldn't be challenging or making decent inward roads in a Junior championship?

Youíre right, it could work wonders for them. But Iím wondering why it would when little or no progress has been made in their league performances.

Iím not against it if thatís what the players and GAA people from such counties want. Iím just questioning the merits of it.

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« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2018, 11:35:30 PM »
Don't all Counties have 3 tiers in their Club Championships?
Kerry and Cork have more I suspect.
I never yet saw an unhappy Junior or Inter Championship winning team.
John Horan is supposed to be going round talking to Counties to see what they might want.
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« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2018, 11:42:48 PM »
Tommy Murphy was a back of an envelope TOURNAMENT.

Like the Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher cups in Hurling currently? 
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