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Billy Morgan: Time to adopt a 'Champions League' format in Munster

Cork and Kerry meet in Killarney tomorrow having eased through the earlier rounds.

Image: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

BILLY MORGAN HAS come through a few Munster championships in his time but the Cork football icon reckons it’s time to rip it up and start again.

Cork and Kerry meet in Killarney tomorrow having eased through the earlier rounds.

And the former All-Ireland-winning goalkeeper and manager has lent his support to those within the Association who feel change is required in the province.

“Well… I know the GAA and traditionalists [and] it’s very hard to break with tradition in the GAA,” the Nemo Rangers man told reporters this week.

“I’m not sure now is the provincial system, and I’m contradicting myself now because it would finish Munster finals in Killarney, but I’d nearly throw it open Champions League style. Or else have a round-robin system. You have six counties in Munster and you have a round robin, three in each section, play home and away to give them four games because they’d be guaranteed more games that way.

“In fairness to Tipperary, they’ve done very well underage and maybe at senior level if they could get a little more exposure to the type of competition that they would be coming up to in the latter stages, something like that,” added Morgan.

What do you think, is Morgan right?


Poll Results:

No, tradition is important (195)
Yes, change is needed (141)
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