Sport Gaelic Football

Friday 22 September 2017

Inter-county imbalance: Month-by-month breakdown

Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

Over 90pc of senior inter-county games were played in the first six months of this year, with 65pc having been completed by the end of March and 72pc by the end of April.

Over 90pc of senior inter-county games were played in the first six months of this year, with 65pc having been completed by the end of March and 72pc by the end of April.

Only 2.6pc of the programme was then played in the final five months of the year.

Yet despite front-loading most of the inter-county action into the first half of the year, club championships are running later every year.Table shows the number of senior inter-county games played in each month this year:

Month Football Hurling Total

January 68 24 92

February 32 24 56

March 64 65 129

April 22 11 33

May 10 27 37

June 24 18 42

July 20 8 28

August 5 2 7

September 2 2 4

Oct/Nov/Dec 0 0 0

Total 247 181 428

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