Tipperary football selector Tommy Toomey believes the structure of this years county senior football championship doesn’t promote football in the county.
The current format sees just 1 team progress to the semi finals from each of the four groups. This is in contrast with the hurling championship where 2 teams from each group go through to the quarter-finals.
Speaking to Tipp FM, Tommy voiced his frustrations with the format.
“I think it was a short-sighted decision not to have quarter-finals to be honest with you. I think the second teams – particularly in the groups with Loughmore. Like this group – Loughmore are on a run, Commercials could be on a run, Moyle Rovers on a run – there’s nothing for the second team.”
“In hindsight I think that was a bad move – we should be promoting the game of football and that means county quarter finals as far as I’m concerned.”