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Poll: Is Gaelic football in trouble after recent one-sided All-Ireland championship matches?

More concerns have been raised about the direction the game is going.

Kildare conceded seven goals at Croke Park on Sunday.
Kildare conceded seven goals at Croke Park on Sunday.

THE FORMAT AND structure of the championship has never been so vehemently debated and in the wake of two more incredibly one-sided games at the weekend, more concerns have been raised.

Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has today said that the GAA faces a fight to save football after he watched Kerry and Dublin stroll to All-Ireland quarter-finals win over the Bank Holiday weekend.

In his Irish Times column, McGuinness says ‘he fears for the game’ after an anti-climatic weekend at Croke Park.

It’s not the first time a high-profile figure has urged the GAA to seriously consider the current format with The42‘s columnist Johnny Doyle also admitting one of the marquee weekends of the championship summer turned into a non-event.

What do you think? Do you think the game is heading in a downward spiral or are McGuinness’ comments overblown?

Poll Results:

Yes, I fear for football the way it's going (3114)
No, they're just a couple of isolated results (987)
I don't care, football is football (668)

As always, let us know your views in the comments section below.

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