Munster Championship in need of a shake-up - Morgan

Former Cork manager Billy Morgan says a Round-Robin structure should be looked at in order to shake up the Munster Senior Football Championship.

Just one title since 1936 has not been won by either Cork or Kerry, with Clare victorious in 1992, thanks to a 2-10 to 0-12 win over Kerry in the decider.

Cork booked their place in this Sunday's provincial final thanks to an 18-point win over Limerick and a nine-point win against Clare.

Kerry had 17 points to spare against Tipperary in their quarter-final, and followed this up with a 26-point victory over Waterford last time out.

Speaking at the launch of the Bord Gais Energy GAA Legends Tours at Croke Park today, Morgan says something has to be done in order to alleviate such one-sided results.

"Going back years it has always ended up Cork versus Kerry," he said.

"In fairness to Tipperary they have done well in the last couple of years at underage, and I think for them to take the next step, they need to be playing consistently at a high level.

"Whether the GAA looks at these one-sided games and tries to do something to counteract it I don't know."

Morgan says a Round-robin series, with home and away games should be a structure that is explored.

"One proposal is a Champions League type Championship, but that gets rid of the Provincial Championships and tradition dies hard in the GAA," he said.

"Another possibility where Munster is concerned is that because there are only six counties, run a round-robin competition with three in each section.

"Have it home and away where each team is guaranteed at least four games, and then end up with two semi-finals and a final.

"Something like that would help get counties more games, or more quality games in any case."


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