Fairer Club finals blueprint must get seal of approval
Published 02/07/2014 | 02:30
I'm delighted Central Council agreed to back the FRC's proposal to finish all club competitions in the calendar year.
It is a farcical scenario at present. Playing a provincial club final in late November or early December and then sitting around for more than two months over the Christmas period for an All-Ireland semi-final is unfair on players and management teams.
This year, All-Ireland club champions St Vincent's beat Portlaoise on December 8 but didn't play Ballinderry until February 15. That's a 10-week gap between games.