By Robert McNamara
It wasn’t exactly an advertisement for GAA today at Croke Park as Kerry knocked seven goals past Kildare and Dublin eventually made easy work of minnows Fermanagh.
Thoughts should now turn to the Championship semi-finals but GAA fans are more concerned with the state of the game as trouncings are handed out by the bigger counties to the less successful ones week after week.
Fermanagh at least made a decent effort against the Dubs in the day’s second Championship game but Dublin were always in control.
Is it time for a change?
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the Dub’s victory.
Twitter debates the Championship format
Kerry and Dublin are like cats playing with mice #gaa— David Kerr (@davidkerr67) August 2, 2015
Not sure people want to see 2 teams getting hammered like this in All Ireland quarter finals. Format has to change #gaa— Felim O Donnell (@Feilser79) August 2, 2015
Two tier c'ship does not address the elephant in the room... Playing standards & buy in at club level / 'club before county' mentality #gaa— SMcB (@StephenMcBrien) August 2, 2015
— Gavin Gray (@GavinGray) August 2, 2015
I can't stand the standard of football over this weekend. 4 savage bad games. All one sided. Don't know what needs to be done. #GAA— Conor Keightley (@ckeightley10) August 2, 2015
All of those opposed to a 2 tier football system are right. After watching these pointless matches today, we need a 3 tier one. #GAA— John Diskin (@diskin_john) August 2, 2015
Dublin got the job done and not much more
As plucky as Fermanagh were on the pitch, it was their fans who caught the eye of the Twitterati
Fermanagh too wasteful but no denying class of Bernard Brogan et al #gaa— Stephen M (@headofthetown) August 2, 2015
Fermanagh's shooting here has been a disgrace #gaa— Barry McCann (@Bazzinho9) August 2, 2015
Have to applaud Fermanagh on their fighting spirit. #GAA— lorraine horan (@Lorrhoran) August 2, 2015
Should Fermanagh’s goal have counted?
How on earth can you give a goal there?! #gaa— Niall MacLáimh (@monaghanpenguin) August 2, 2015
Ligit goal. #GAA— Chris Brown (@CB_PRandPA) August 2, 2015
Unbelievable scenes in Croker...Dubs fans dead and the Fermanagh fans rejoicing! #Gaa— David Rispin (@Davy_Rispin) August 2, 2015