Wouldn’t really be in favour of this.
Less scope for shocks now. Tipp were gone from Munster after losing to Cork in the quarter final this year, under the new system they’ll have three more games to reach a Munster final.
Five games to win a provincial title now. Another two to win the A-I. How they are meant to fit in club matches I don’t know. Club championships shut down in most counties during the summer as it is. Moving the A-I forward a week or two won’t be a panacea.
It’s not without its benefits either and is probably worth experimenting with. Every county will get four games, including two matches at home. A Limerick v Cork winner takes all clash in the Gaelic Grounds with the winner into the Munster final would generate a bit of a buzz.
Personally I think the championship was grand the way it was. This seems a knee jerk reaction to the football Super 8’s. Another attempt to squeeze more money out of supporters.