Kevin McStay: Championship changes are needed but we may not see them just yet

Provincial championships are broken but they shouldn’t be swept away entirely

Roscommon showed us in 2017 the joy that comes with winning a provincial title. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Roscommon showed us in 2017 the joy that comes with winning a provincial title. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s late October, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, and normally GA championship draws. That usually provides a focus on the following year, whether it’s the odd appetising fixture or more commonly, simply the death knell for about 75 per cent of the intercounty teams.

There isn’t even the leaking of the league fixtures so no spring trips to Killarney or Galway being lined up.

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