Monday 25 September 2017

Chance missed to make worthwhile changes to inter-county structure

Off the Ball - Getting inside the Game

Liam O’Neill and Eugene McGee
Liam O’Neill and Eugene McGee

Colm Parkinson, Ger Gilroy

Speaking at the launch of the Football Review Committee (FRC) structure changes, chairman Eugene McGee said: "competition structures are at the very heart of how football operates and there were broadly two key aspects to be addressed -- inter-county structures and club fixture-making."

But what, in fact, did they actually address regarding inter-county structures?

After consulting 4,000 people, in a process that took close to a year, the best that they came up with was to move three of the worst counties in Leinster and the worst county in Ulster into the Munster and Connacht championships.

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