Seán Cavanagh has added his voice to the growing calls for a change to the structure of the football championship after Galway's win over Sligo in the Connacht semi-final.

The Tribesmen were comfortable victors over the Yeats County at Markievicz Park and after they also defeated London, albeit, not impressively in the quarter-final, Cavanagh feels the provincial system is not fair and that that too many irrelevant games are being played in May and June.

Speaking on the Sunday Game, he asked: "What positives can you take from a system where Galway beat London and Sligo to get to a Connacht final? And then you look at the game in Ulster today (Down v Armagh) last night (Cavan v Monaghan) and what an Ulster side typically has to go through to get to a final.

"It highlights an unfair system that is there. We all know it, it just means an awful lot of games in the months of May and June are really irrelevant to the championship.

"Something has to change. Ok, maybe not get rid of the provincials but look at a second tier after round 1 or 2 of the qualifiers.

"If you look at the way hurling is run in the last couple of years, it only hastens the requirement that we now have to do something to help football in May and June."