There was a special GAA congress on Saturday at Croke Park and the motion on the table was to change the Gaelic Football Championship for the new season ahead. The motion to change the Championship only received 50.6% of the vote there was 60% needed to pass the motion.
The day is coming that the GAA have to change the Football Championship because the current structure is failing everyone players and spectators a like.
The GAA’s Special Congress has NOT passed Proposal B, with its 50.6% vote failing to reach the required 60%. pic.twitter.com/QBMLy07xVp
— GAA JOE (@GAA__JOE) October 23, 2021
The @UlsterGAA chief executive Brian McAvoy says passing Proposal B would have been a "sad day" for the association.
— BBC SPORT NI (@BBCSPORTNI) October 23, 2021
There is a strong level of frustration at GAA 'suits' at congress who voted against Proposal B today. A significant % of intercounty players want some form of change.
It is not just the structures of a championship that need changing to ensure the GAA modernises itself.
— Conor O'Shea (@Shea_08) October 23, 2021
Whatever about how Saturday's vote on Proposal B goes, it won't change the fact that Congress is so badly broken. In 2018, a motion on transparency was put forward, so that we could see who voted which way on big motions. 83% of them voted against it 🤐 #GAA pic.twitter.com/ENiCBVsqZ5
— Cahair O'Kane (@CahairOKane1) October 19, 2021
We had a very exciting Championship this year with Mayo finally defeated Dublin in the Championship and Tyrone winning the Sam Maguire for the fourth time in their history. Having said all that though there was still a lot of one sided games with Kerry hammering Cork in Munster and Dublin walking through the Leinster Championship.
Surely a more structured Championship where teams at the same level play each other rather than their geography would be better suited for everyone?