Getting rid of u21 (just football) to deal with burnout is just bananas.
Do hurlers not suffer the same?
As many have mentioned, the answer is easy. No u20's/21's play senior inter county. Make that a bigger competition and dilute u17/Minor. Personally believe the effort minor takes is too much and the exposure is destroying a number of players.
The preperation for County minor now is off the charts, and too far IMO.
Colleges don't contribute to burnout, and its silly to suggest it. The burnout comes from county managers like davy and others pulling lads to training after they have played games or like the Cork 21's last year forcing players to play challenge games the night before a Freshers AI Final. That kind of ignorence is a huge problem. Most of the colleges are very well run and emphasize a free approach and a skill and games based approach (i realise there are the DCU's who contradict this, but they are a minority).
The whole thing needs addressing.
He has a few good points, but they are all ruined by the few silly ones. I don't see the obsession with profiling basically kids the way they do at minor.