I think it’s quite simple.
Just scrap the O’Byrne Cup and the likes.
Play the Championship in Winter/Spring and play the league in summer.
Hand out Sam to the winners of Div 1.
The current structure is not fit for purpose and is helping kill the spirits of lads in weaker counties. There is such a big gap between the top and bottom that something radical needs to be done to help rebuild the game in the likes of Laois, Offaly etc. Now don’t get me wrong, they need to help themselves as well. They need to put the structures in place from juvenile right the way up like we have, but realistically that won’t have a major effect for 10 years. So in the short term there needs to be a valid reason to get lads out for their county and putting in the hard hours that they are being asked to do. I think the best quick fix is a league structure during the summer that gives lads a minimum amount of competitive games that they can actually win.