Hurling “keep ball” and defensive systems? Give me a break. Are you really comparing the two under those headings. Dublin and Kerry in the same group next year and what? It’s still only one decent game in the season weather that’s the final, semi final, or whatever. It’s even debatable if it would be a good game at all, Dublin would wipe the floor with them this year I believe.
The weaker counties are shafted in hurling? Another bizarre statement. There is relegation and promotion in the sport that’s all it is.
What elite are being protected? Who are these elites? Think about the same in football before you answer to save me having to write a boring counter argument.
What people were fed up with KK Tipp games? You? I wish you had of given me a shout when these tickets were been given away I’d have taken the hand off you.
Even if there was a Dublin-esque team in hurling like Kilkenny were for many a year, it was still far more enthralling a season than its football counterpart. We still had the ultra competitive Munster championship and more recently with Galway in Leinster we have 2 excellent provincial championships every year.
There’s no need to be sore about the success of the hurling championship this year. Will we speak about the elephant in the room or leave him well enough alone? The elephant in the room being Dublin are actually protagonists of the latest fad that makes the games even more dier a spectacle than it already is. I’m fine with Win at all costs as long as it’s us winning but let’s not pretend it’s not detracting from the game.
Ultimately it will come down to taste. I prefer hurling and you prefer football, the end.