Former GAA president Sean Kelly believes the provincial final results this year show a need for a tiered Championship in order to maintain crowds and participation in the sport.

Dublin’s winning margin in Leinster over three matches totalled 60 points, while Kerry’s was 39 over two games.

The Ulster Championship offered more competitiveness, while Roscommon, Mayo and Galway continue to battle it out for Connacht on an annual basis. 

That isn’t good enough according to the former leader of the organisation who fears the predictable outcomes will reduce interest in Gaelic Games. 

He tweeted: "Cause for serious worry about the hammerings too many @officialgaa football teams are getting at all inter-county champioship levels.

"Grading according to abilty, with more than one tier essential.

"Otherwise there will be serious fall off in participation and attendances. Urgent!"

Leitrim are the only Division 4 side in the third round draw for the All-Ireland Football qualifiers having secured a win over Louth, while Division 3 winners Armagh are the sole representation from Division 3.

Fellow third tier outfit Fermanagh will be in round 4 after being beaten in the Ulster final today.