Colm Cooper feels concerns over Dublin's dominance of the football landscape have reached a "critical point".

The reigning All-Ireland SFC holders will face Mayo on 19 December aiming to seal an unprecedented six titles in a row, having already achieved a historic five-in-a-row in 2019.

Speaking on The Sunday Game, the former Kerry All-Ireland winner believes a tipping point for the game has been reached that needs to be addressed.

"I think there is genuine concern and I think we are reaching a really critical point in that juncture," he said.

"I just wonder about the strategy. Is there any appetite to relook at the financing? Do other counties need more support?

"There is no doubt that they have huge financial support and probably created a monster by doing that and Dublin have operated fantastically and so efficient with it. Their county board, CEO, professionalism and commercial revenue, it's all put to excellent effect."

He added that if the issue is not addressed, the GAA could suffer a hit in terms of interest levels.

"If they continue to win as easy as they're looking like, they'll have 80,000 in an All-Ireland final but they might not fill Croke Park for any other matches because they're so far ahead."  

He added that there is a growing consensus that "the Dubs could go on and win 10-in-a-row, we are reaching that point and I think people are genuinely concerned".

Dublin's advantage in terms of population prompted former Metropolitans boss Pat Gilroy to say: "For me, the whole thing needs to be looked at.

"The reality is that there is more urbanisation coming. 

"Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Galway, they'll grow. The rest of them will shrink. 

"You have to think 2050 here, in my view, and say what could it look like."

Gilroy believes amalgamation of counties may be required to breath competitive life into football, admitting that current foes would have to embrace a "big mental shift". 

"There are natural fits, I think," he said, with Monaghan and Cavan suggested as an alliance that would make geographical sense, even if it would draw consternation from a sizable portion of fans in the Breffni and Farney counties. 

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