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Date: Wednesday 5th May 2010

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Unique circumstances provides new opportunity for GAA to showcase All-Ireland Championship

Oisin McConville


Defending Ulster champions Donegal

Defending Ulster champions Donegal

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Defending Ulster champions Donegal

So, it's business as usual in terms of the format for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.

This being the case, I honestly believe that a golden opportunity to showcase the competition in a new light has been lost.

For some time now, I have been in favour of an open draw for the All-Ireland series, something I feel could add extra momentum, spice and interest to what is one of the top annual sporting events on the island.