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Opening shot – A model for club leagues

Measures are being put in place to help club championships, but what of the leagues?

Measures are being put in place to help club championships, but what of the leagues?

The National League throws in this weekend and our columnist John Hughes is pleased about it.

In his column in the current issue of Gaelic Life he extols the virtues of the NFL, and points out that there is a lesson that county boards can learn from it.

“The regard we hold the National League now shows that this isn’t because of any lack of quality or excitement inherent in the league format.

“The success story of the National League could serve as a template for reimagining of domestic club league competitons across the country.

“The problem is the fixtures proposals for a restructured club and intercounty season presented by Paraic Duffy don’t seem to envisage leagues enduring as meaningful competitions.”

Read the full column in the current edition of Gaelic Life to read John Hughes elucidate on the further benefits of a strong club league in each county. Click here to purchase the online edition.

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