Sunday 28 May 2017

Money matters mean Dubs will not take show on road

Sending champs 'down country' hits Leinster Council in pocket

Michael Delaney, CEO of the Leinster Council and Martin Skelly, right, Chairman of the Leinster Council after the recent draw - what an occasion it would be if Wicklow or Laois got to play Dublin at home
Michael Delaney, CEO of the Leinster Council and Martin Skelly, right, Chairman of the Leinster Council after the recent draw - what an occasion it would be if Wicklow or Laois got to play Dublin at home
Eugene McGee

Eugene McGee

It can often be hard to get excited about the draws for the provincial championships, mainly because a lot of what happens is predictable, and the competitions don't begin until next May.

The draw for the Munster football championship is a farce given the return to the seeded format.

An open draw would at least give us the possibility of not having a Kerry-Cork final every year – as happened for decades until Clare's Noel Walsh somehow managed to get through a motion to have an open draw about 20 years ago.

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