Pat Spillane has a Crazy Solution for a New Championship Format

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The former Kerry football and eight time All-Ireland winner Pat Spillane was speaking on The Sunday Game and has asked for the season to be split into two with football and hurling on at different times of the year.

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Speaking on RTE, quoted by 

“First of all, the All-Ireland should be played at the end of August,” he said.

“We cannot take our shop window products – inter-county football and hurling – out of the shop window for six months at the end of July, and not come back until January.

“My solution is very simple: A split inter-county season. One year you have inter-county hurling for the first six months, you have inter-county football for the second six months.

“The following season, you alternate. Vice-versa, for the first six months when you have inter-county hurling, you then play club football.

“You have 12 month season with high profile games. At the moment, the GAA championships are speed dating. Blink and it’s gone.”

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