The former Meath footballer, now RTE pundit Colm O’Rourke believes that football in Leinster is in a bit of crisis with Dublin and Kildare both about to be regulated to division two and both Meath and Offaly being around the bottom of Division two. Speaking on the RTE GAA Podcast the 64 year old said the following;
“You could see a situation where Dublin and Kildare go down to the second division and you would have no Leinster team in the first division for next year at all, which would be quite a reflection,”
“You could have those (Meath and Offaly) contesting the Tailteann Cup rather than the All-Ireland Championship. Leinster football is in crisis and it was sort of coated over by Dublin’s dominance for seven or eight years, but there are serious structural defects now in the province.
“The Dublin era is over so my idea of splitting them into three or four maybe won’t gain as much traction.”