John McEntee: Provincial progress counts for little in the Qualifiers

Carlow players celebrate their Leinster SFC quarter-final win over Kildare, but in all likelihood the Lilywhites will remain in the Championship longer than the Barrowsiders Picture by Sportsfile
THERE'S something about the Qualifiers system that doesn’t sit well with me. I should preface this column by saying I’m a traditionalist who loves a good old winner-takes-all approa[...]

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