I think the super 8 is a super idea. Based on teams that have qualified for the quarter finals since they began, the majority of counties would have a realistic hope of making them at some stage. It would bring a huge profile to the game and a sense of excitement that isn’t really there now.
But it is impossible to get so many diverse groups together on it. The CPA don’t want it because it is too many games, the GPA don’t want it because it is too few games (for some teams), the likes of Tipperary footballers don’t want it because they think they aren’t good enough to reach the semi final stages without a lucky draw. Congress is just too unwieldy for complicated things. Democracy is great, but it just isn’t suited to complexity (as we have seen!). People should be elected to make decisions like this and then let go and make them.
But I really do think it would be a game changer - it would be like having a mini GAA world cup every year. There would have to be tweaks so there are no dead rubber games (horrible expression, but you know what I mean). It would be better if places were decided on score difference then head to head, but that would be the only thing I would change.