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All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1997, 1997 All-Ireland
Senior Hurling Championship Final, Sligo Senior Football
Championship 1997, Sligo Intermediate Football Championship 1997,
All-Ireland Senior Football Championship 1997. Not illustrated.
Excerpt: The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1997 (known
for sponsorship reasons as the Guinness Hurling Championship) was
the 111th edition of Irelands premier hurling competition. The
championship ran from May to September of that year, culminating
with the All-Ireland final, held at Croke Park, Dublin on 14
September. The match was contested by Clare and Tipperary, with
Clare taking the title by 0-20 to 2-13. It was the first year that
the 'back-door system' for defeated provincial finalists was
introduced. The 1997 championship saw the biggest ever innovation
in the competition's format up to that point. The 'back-door
system' was introduced to provide more matches in the All-Ireland
series of games. From the first competitions in 1887 until 1996 if
any team was defeated at any stage of the Provincial or All-Ireland
competitions it meant automatic elimination. This system was deemed
the fairest as the All-Ireland Champions were effectively the team
who won all of their games. However, there were some problems with
this system. Over the years Galway had become the only credible
hurling team in Connacht, thus giving them an automatic pass into
the All-Ireland semi-finals every year. Similarly in Ulster there
were many problems as hurling was much weaker and confined to a
small few counties in the north-east. While the Munster, Leinster
and Ulster provincial championships were played as normal the new
plan introduced by the Gaelic Athletic Association allowed the
defeated Munster and... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=3451851
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