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Football system will border on ridiculous until some counties move provinces

Martin Breheny


 

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Move it all about: Carlow’s Brendan Murphy gets away from the Wexford defence in the 2017 Leinster SFC clash, but if this pair were moved out west for the championship, Munster would be a far more competitive province. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Move it all about: Carlow’s Brendan Murphy gets away from the Wexford defence in the 2017 Leinster SFC clash, but if this pair were moved out west for the championship, Munster would be a far more competitive province. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Move it all about: Carlow’s Brendan Murphy gets away from the Wexford defence in the 2017 Leinster SFC clash, but if this pair were moved out west for the championship, Munster would be a far more competitive province. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

When the late Garrett FitzGerald was a young, emerging politician he had strong views on local government, one of which questioned the efficiency of maintaining county councils in their traditional format.

He argued that it was illogical to run regional administration purely on the basis of vastly different sized counties with heavy population imbalances. He favoured a more streamlined system so that each council would cater for approximately the same number of people.


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