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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #165 on: March 26, 2020, 11:32:37 PM »
Also they be afraid of a open knockout being a success

HQ will abandon the championship rather than do an open draw. They can’t be straying from their tier 2 agenda

Imagine the interest from the lesser teams thinking if the draw is kind they could have a long summer for once

Yes. If you had that scenario, there’d definitely be more support to scrap this tier 2 bollix.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #166 on: March 27, 2020, 12:15:44 AM »
How are  the weaker teams going to get a longer Summer ?(assuming any sport takes place during the Summer)
If this wet dream 32 County knock out competition materialises most weak Counties will be gone after 1 game.
At least with the Provincial/ Qualifier system they get 2 games in Summer.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2020, 09:23:41 AM by Rossfan »
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #167 on: March 27, 2020, 12:50:19 AM »
How are  the sh1te teams going to get a longer Summer ?(assuming any sport takes place during the Summer)
If this wet dream 32 County knock out competition materialises most weak Counties will be gone after 1 game.
At least with the Provincial/ Qualifier system they get 2 games in Summer.

Put Rd 6 of the league on AI semi-final Saturday.  28 teams can play.

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« Reply #168 on: March 27, 2020, 09:12:47 AM »
Also they be afraid of a open knockout being a success

HQ will abandon the championship rather than do an open draw. They can’t be straying from their tier 2 agenda

Imagine the interest from the lesser teams thinking if the draw is kind they could have a long summer for once

HQ love money. They would never drop the championship unless it was impossible to run it.
They also love competing against soccer and rugby. 

They could always say the open draw was due to the pandemic.
 
Yes. If you had that scenario, there’d definitely be more support to scrap this tier 2 bollix.
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« Reply #169 on: March 27, 2020, 09:33:26 AM »
How are  the weaker teams going to get a longer Summer ?(assuming any sport takes place during the Summer)
If this wet dream 32 County knock out competition materialises most weak Counties will be gone after 1 game.
At least with the Provincial/ Qualifier system they get 2 games in Summer.

Well, if Leitrim draw Wicklow, and winners played Waterford or Antrim - that’s a lower placed team in the AI QF.

Likewise, Dublin Kerry in round 1. Winners play Mayo or Tyrone. There’s 3 big teams gone before the QF.

Big odds on that scenario but not impossible. Would freshen the thing up. I’d be all for the open draw every year, not just this year.

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« Reply #170 on: March 27, 2020, 10:33:48 AM »
If this years championship goes ahead at all the only chance of that happening is a format that represents a total blitz.

Let's be optimistic and say that August is a month where county training can resume.

Sat 29th August (8 x first round matches)
Sunday 30th August (8 x first round matches)
After this weekend 16 teams remain, the rest can go back and begin club activity.

Sat 12th Sept (4 x second round games)
Sun 13th Sept (4 x second round games)
Only 8 teams left.

Sat 26th Sept (2 x by semi finals)
Sun 27th Sept (2 x by semi finals)

Sun 11th Oct (final)

A real blitz with in between weekends for hurling.





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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #171 on: March 27, 2020, 11:08:41 AM »
Assuming Inter County gets up and running at all in 2020 the realistic way of doing it would be the 7 Division 1 teams (already relegated Meath excluded) play for Sam.
The rest of us finish our NFL games.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2020, 11:49:57 AM by Rossfan »
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« Reply #172 on: March 27, 2020, 11:43:04 AM »
On a side note, I wonder how many all Irelands kerry would have now if it had of been an open draw, likewise the dubs. Something tells me there'd be a few more ulster winners.

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« Reply #173 on: March 27, 2020, 11:53:27 AM »
How so?
If they weren't good enough to win it under the then system how would they suddenly improve if the system was different?
You might check Ulster teams  Semi Final results over the years - some awful batins (no more than some Connacht ones too).
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« Reply #174 on: March 27, 2020, 12:04:40 PM »
How so?
If they weren't good enough to win it under the then system how would they suddenly improve if the system was different?
You might check Ulster teams  Semi Final results over the years - some awful batins (no more than some Connacht ones too).

I remember for a long time the only chance Ulster teams had of making the final was when we were to face Connacht opposition in the semi

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #175 on: March 27, 2020, 12:10:28 PM »
There wont be any football this year

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« Reply #176 on: March 27, 2020, 01:32:03 PM »
V unlikely there will be any GAA games this year. Might be a good time for reflection that GAA sports are a hobby, that shouldn't require a spartan existence, with training regimes, even at club level, that make it v difficult for anyone married with children. But once one team does it, everyone has to do it; it's running to stand still, and takes much of the enjoyment away from it.

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« Reply #177 on: March 27, 2020, 02:04:16 PM »
youd have to say the likes of dublin tyrone kerry mayo  would not want an open draw either they would not want it to be a success they want as many games as possible

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #178 on: March 27, 2020, 02:06:17 PM »
How are  the weaker teams going to get a longer Summer ?(assuming any sport takes place during the Summer)
If this wet dream 32 County knock out competition materialises most weak Counties will be gone after 1 game.
At least with the Provincial/ Qualifier system they get 2 games in Summer.

Well, if Leitrim draw Wicklow, and winners played Waterford or Antrim - that’s a lower placed team in the AI QF.

Likewise, Dublin Kerry in round 1. Winners play Mayo or Tyrone. There’s 3 big teams gone before the QF.

was about to say same thing if thats how a weaker team can realistically make it to qf
Big odds on that scenario but not impossible. Would freshen the thing up. I’d be all for the open draw every year, not just this year.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #179 on: March 27, 2020, 02:08:46 PM »
V unlikely there will be any GAA games this year. Might be a good time for reflection that GAA sports are a hobby, that shouldn't require a spartan existence, with training regimes, even at club level, that make it v difficult for anyone married with children. But once one team does it, everyone has to do it; it's running to stand still, and takes much of the enjoyment away from it.

You can choose to follow/participate/let go a hobby at any time you wish, same with the GAA. Nobody is forced to play.