Monday 23 October 2017

Eugene McGee: Clubs the victims in farcical fixture list

The GAA world and its mother know by now that there are huge disparities in the scheduling of the All-Ireland championship and a glance through the new GAA fixtures diary turns up many examples.

The problem, of course, is not the fault of fixtures committees, but can be blamed on our former political masters who hundreds of years ago decided to divide up Ireland in very uneven and geographically stupid sections – 32 counties and four unequal provinces.

They have left us with provinces containing 12, nine, six and five counties, which means GAA fixtures have been totally lopsided since the organisation was founded in 1884.

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