Former Mayo football manager Stephen Rochford is disappointed that the proposal for a new-look league-based Championship, rejected by a Special Congress in October, wasn’t put on trial at least
The Donegal coach believes precious time has been wasted chasing ‘perfection’ where the football Championship is concerned.
He says the proposal contained flaws, but was worth pressing ahead with, and claims it's disappointing that, over two years since proposals for Championship overhaul were first presented to the public, there’s still no clear timeline on when change will occur.
A new task force dedicated to presenting a fresh proposal in time for Annual Congress in Spring has been set up, and could return with a tweaked version of ‘Proposal B’.
Speaking at the launch of the GOAL Mile, Stephen Rochford said the flipped season model had plenty of merit, and he would have been happy to see it trialled for a year or two.
He says if we're waiting for something to be perfect, we'll still be waiting in ten years' time, and may not even be achieved by then.
The new 10-man task force includes GAA president Larry McCarthy and director general Tom Ryan.
Stephen Rochford believes their recommendations need to be made public sooner rather than later to allow for adequate debate.