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Vote no to flawed football plan and buy a new drawing board

Martin Breheny


Saturday’s Special Congress needs to deal in hard facts and ignore spin

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Is there any competition in the world where teams with lower league finishes could, under option 'B', get a bigger reward in their bid to win the Sam Maguire Cup than those with higher placings? Photo: Sportsfile

Is there any competition in the world where teams with lower league finishes could, under option 'B', get a bigger reward in their bid to win the Sam Maguire Cup than those with higher placings? Photo: Sportsfile

Current GAA president Larry McCarthy (far left) listens to John Horan at the top table of the 2019 Special GAA Congress

Current GAA president Larry McCarthy (far left) listens to John Horan at the top table of the 2019 Special GAA Congress

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Is there any competition in the world where teams with lower league finishes could, under option 'B', get a bigger reward in their bid to win the Sam Maguire Cup than those with higher placings? Photo: Sportsfile

This has turned silly. What should have been a measured analysis of the proposals for reform of the football championship has descended into a messy mixture of spin, exaggeration, manipulation of facts, guesswork and scaremongering.

If that continues into the debate at Saturday’s Special Congress, the decision will be based on a dangerous fallacy.


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