Monday 19 March 2018

Munster football move an insult to equality

Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

Temperatures are understandably rising among footballers in Tipperary, Clare, Limerick and Waterford as the implication of the return of the seeded draw to the Munster football championship sinks in.

Basically, their Cork and Kerry counterparts, who are to be given a bye to the semi-final and who now can't meet until the final, will enjoy preferential treatment.

They are already in a privileged position because of the strength of the game in their counties.

Yet, for reasons which are an insult to equality, the draw is being loaded in their favour.

Surely, Tipperary's alternative proposal that Cork and Kerry be seeded into the semi-finals, the pairings for which would then be made in an open draw, would be much fairer.

Irish Independent

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