Kelly: Split provincial competition from All-Ireland series

Former GAA President Seán Kelly has called on Croke Park chiefs to run the provincial and All-Ireland football championships as separate competitions.

Former GAA President Seán Kelly has called on Croke Park chiefs to run the provincial and All-Ireland football championships as separate competitions.

Kelly’s suggestion follows the failure of all eight provincial finalists to make the last four this season.

"If we want fairness and a system that works, and if we want to help our clubs, there is one obvious solution. Run the provincial championships as they are run at present but run the All-Ireland Series as a separate competition on an open draw basis concurrently."

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