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Kissane criticises Munster football seeding system

Updated: Friday, 02 May 2014 10:14 | Comments

Paudie Kissane in action for Cork
Paudie Kissane in action for Cork

Former Cork footballer Paudie Kissane has criticised the seeding system in the Munster Football Championship.

Cork and Kerry have been seeded and placed on opposite side's of the draw, giving them every chance to reach the provincial final.

Kissane is now part of the Clare management team and told the Irish Examiner he feels the seeding system does nothing to help grow the game and support weaker counties.

Kissane said: “Of course, if I had my Cork jersey on, I’d be saying, ‘isn’t it great?'

“But, at the end of the day, it’s about trying to develop the game and bring on the lesser counties, to give them a chance. So I think an open draw would have been a lot better.

“I think it’s a bit unfair. You have lads here putting in a massive effort. Why should they not have the same chances as every other county? But look, it was out of our control and we just have to drive on and deal with Waterford first.

“It’s disappointing, yeah, but there’s nothing we can do about it so we just have to drive on.”

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