I find that when you have a whine and a moan it’s generally a case of blowing off a bit of steam. Rarely, if ever, do you expect the issue you’re moaning about to be sorted out in the way that you want. In truth, it’d be a funny old world if that did happen on any kind of regular basis.
It’s gratifying then to see that the collective moan we’ve had on here over the last few days about the scheduling of the quarter-final draw has now been followed rapidly (though I’m not for one moment claiming any causal link) by a very welcome decision to pull the draw forward to Saturday evening, with the CCCC decision on fixtures for the Bank Holiday weekend due to be announced on Sunday.
The draw will now be held at 8.30pm on Saturday evening with proceedings broadcast live on RTÉ Radio 1’s Saturday Sport show following the completion of that evening’s Round 4 qualifier matches. Well done to whoever made this eminently sensible scheduling switch.
Unrelated to this, the GAA’s Football Review Committee yesterday unveiled its website where anyone who is interested can take a survey about various aspects of the game. The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and it’s well worth providing your tuppence worth on the issues raised in it.