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Date: Wednesday 5th May 2010

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It's hard to see past the big names in this year's All Ireland Championship but Kerry could be the ones to end Dublin's reign

Oisin McConville


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Next level: Kerry’s new captain David Clifford

Next level: Kerry’s new captain David Clifford

Next level: Kerry’s new captain David Clifford

Nineteen years ago, the introduction of the back door format was to revitalise the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship to such an extent that some of the qualifying matches actually surpassed more high-profile provincial Championship ties in terms of quality and entertainment value.

Now that the wheel has turned full circle and we are about to return to a straight knockout Championship concept that was par for the course for many decades, the All-Ireland series is suddenly being viewed in a new light.

Yet I cannot help feeling that it will be nothing more than a return to what was business as usual.