I think the 10 team championships work well but there should be a return to one up and one down. You should only be promoted for winning the Senior 2, not for making the final.
So 12.5 % annual flux rather than 20%.
Ignoring which teams they are …
5 week intervals, byes, 2 games in 4 days…
On top of the lunacy of 2 up 2 down… Turns senior b, C and inter finals into glorified challenge games
Plunketts and Brigid’s hot favourites it seems to stay up…
Yes its not perfect and the fixtures should not include a double game week but we are seeing in the main more competitive championships. I think teams still want to win a trophy but yes, losing a final as is still has a reward with promotion
The issue I believe was they didn’t want to commit to another round of fixtures by increasing the numbers
Both from a calendar perspective and a dead rubber perspective
Agree it needs fine-tuning, depending on whether this year was a one-off if that many lads are going to be away every summer then i’d nearly push it all back a few months and ignore the calender year thing. Two up is probably one too many.
But there was another round with 10 teams just 1 group each side had a bye.
Yep that’s a vey fair point
Would have said 2 very tight games to call
Having watched the majority of the big games he’s been involved in the last 3 years I can categorically say he’s had more than one good game
Not saying he should start , but not a fair assessment there
At club level?
I’d be giving Hedgo another go at intercounty not sure he’s ever got the consecutive games needed. Different option to what we have and not like we have full forwards queing up.
He is well worth a good run of games for Dublin. He is a handful for any fullback and he knows where the posts are.
Hedgo is the type of player that does enough at club level to think he warrants a try a county , the reality is that he be ate alive at full forward. Lacks pace , strong but not ruthless enough. Good club player and good enough to be a county panel member.
But so long a county panellist already debatable what change there could be at this stage to make him good enough to start. Better investing 2 years in a younger model to my eyes
Here hoping for a couple of good games today, championship has not really caught fire yet.
He was brilliant the other day but unless that is the norm rather then the exception then it doesn’t mean a huge amount.
Correct and he is 30 and has never been close to making a regular starter at county despite being in training panel for years and years.
Time to move on an try someone younger more mobile and more consistent. .
You’ll be waiting.