Geography should no longer be the barometer for competitiveness

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Gaelic Park, New York, USA 5/5/2019 New York vs Mayo A view the action from Gaelic Park Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Andy Marlin

As the championship has now officially thrown in, we’re sure to get another barrage of negative commentary about the inequality of the inter-county football showpiece competition in the coming weeks, as top tier teams devour some of the also-rans.

There will be little mystery or intrigue outside of Ulster and possibly Connacht and realistically it will be August before the competitiveness of the games start to live up to the hype.

Judging by RTÉ’s live match selection, they’re seemingly doing their best to spare the watching public from having to endure the Christians being fed to the lions on a weekly basis.

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