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Does Anyone Actually Want A 4X8 Regional Structure To Replace Counties Only Playing In Their Home Province?

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Simple question
Yes or no.
No need to discuss further?
Would people be happy to have their county not compete in their actual province so that the all ireland would remain the same but all sides would be symetrical and all sides would have to play same amount to win Sam Maguire.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2157 - 24/01/2021 23:20:37    2328835

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Yes

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1497 - 24/01/2021 23:57:22    2328838

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Simple question
Yes or no.
No need to discuss further?
Would people be happy to have their county not compete in their actual province so that the all ireland would remain the same but all sides would be symetrical and all sides would have to play same amount to win Sam Maguire."
no if the team structure remains as is now.

ONdeDITCH (Limerick) - Posts: 671 - 25/01/2021 00:39:11    2328841

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I'd be prepared to look at it before rejecting it.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 447 - 25/01/2021 09:37:36    2328850

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Nooooo I'm a leinster man don't want anything else

Irishcelt (Wicklow) - Posts: 138 - 25/01/2021 10:15:49    2328854

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Yes"
Why?
Change the all ireland structure and give all teams an equal shot at all ireland but dont simply put provincial competitions as 4x8.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2157 - 25/01/2021 12:16:21    2328878

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Why?
Change the all ireland structure and give all teams an equal shot at all ireland but dont simply put provincial competitions as 4x8."
Even if the gaa made 4 groups of 8 it would prob still be lopsided unless teams were seeded. I mean Ulster still would be a minefield.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 1611 - 25/01/2021 16:51:03    2328903

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No

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 3296 - 25/01/2021 17:41:11    2328907

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Why?
Change the all ireland structure and give all teams an equal shot at all ireland but dont simply put provincial competitions as 4x8."
lol you said it was yes or no

Breffni40 (Cavan) - Posts: 11805 - 25/01/2021 19:47:46    2328927

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Replying To Breffni40:  "lol you said it was yes or no"
Fair enough.
Whats your answer?
Yes or No?

This forum badly needs to allow polls happen

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2157 - 25/01/2021 21:05:36    2328934

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Yes

Meath10 (Meath) - Posts: 117 - 25/01/2021 22:20:11    2328949

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Fair enough.
Whats your answer?
Yes or No?

This forum badly needs to allow polls happen"
Too many duplicate accounts would render polls inaccurate.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7945 - 25/01/2021 22:30:46    2328950

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Why?
Change the all ireland structure and give all teams an equal shot at all ireland but dont simply put provincial competitions as 4x8."
Yes because it would be better than what we have at present but what you say here would be better again!

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1497 - 25/01/2021 22:37:23    2328951

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Replying To realdub:  "Too many duplicate accounts would render polls inaccurate."
There's a lot of people with duplicate accounts alright. up to the moderators to do something about that.

Update the forum and you may get a boost of new members who wont join with place as it currently looks.
site badly needs new voices

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2157 - 26/01/2021 00:49:51    2328963

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No

omahant (USA) - Posts: 1932 - 26/01/2021 01:44:12    2328966

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Simple question
Yes or no.
No need to discuss further?
Would people be happy to have their county not compete in their actual province so that the all ireland would remain the same but all sides would be symetrical and all sides would have to play same amount to win Sam Maguire."
Can I phone a friend?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1238 - 26/01/2021 11:40:24    2328983

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Can I phone a friend?"
Of course but only if you then give their answer as well as your own

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2157 - 26/01/2021 13:20:40    2329001

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Give us back (for a season or two to see how it would go) our old 4 divisions, yes, teams might have to be seeded on championship performance the 1st year...give a good incentive (monetarty etc,) not only to win the league in each 4 divisions, but give incentives for reaching your division final, and finishing 3rd etc. Top 2 teams go up from the lower divisions, bottom two come down etc...woulnt it be nice to see and woud be competive if the incentives were their, particulary in the lower divisons...people will come on and say we have four divisons as it is, and it doing ok..it maybe but it is not been taken seriously by some counties, especially the 1st divisison, do enough to stay up and put a weak team out in the final 2 weeks before the 1st round of the championship...not the way it should be done..

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 598 - 27/01/2021 09:35:11    2329112

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why not?
why not try it for 3 years,i hate that gaa people are so constantly opposed to trying anything different,or experimenting,with the status quo.
the gaa fell onto a hurling format gold mine a few years ago as a reaction to the football championship changing.
nothing should be sacred when we are trying to improve our games,and the product for our games.

an aversion to change has hamstrung the gaa for years.never be afraid to try and be a maverick for a few years,change can be undone with the stroke of a pen.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3929 - 27/01/2021 12:45:48    2329142

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Yes.

I think it's worth ago. Too many people want this 'Champions League' style format but that would take a players chance to win a medal away. Only the best teams win the All Ireland but the Provincial championship is where a shock could be produced every so often like Tipp in Munster and Cavan in Ulster and those players I'm sure will cherish thier medals. So I do think a geography based provincial championship is definitely worth trialling out before any 32 team champions league style All Ireland series.

pkboher (Cork) - Posts: 46 - 27/01/2021 13:17:19    2329148

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