Just 300 people turned up to watch the Interprovincial Championship double-header in Navan on Sunday.
The paltry attendance sums up the plight of the championship and our own Colm 'Wooly' Parkinson thinks it's time to lay it to rest.
"The proof of the pudding was in Navan on Sunday...300 people. I'd imagine 200 of that crowd were from Navan. The public isn't interested in it. It's fair enough for players to come out and say it's an honour to play for your province. I never played for Leinster but I would've liked to have done it once but I couldn't care less if I didn't again," said Wooly, adding that the best inter-county players are not necessarily turning up for their provinces and that the time of year is not ideal.
"I think it's lost it's way. Just because it was popular years ago is no reason to keep it going. The time of year is a disaster and the GAA don't care about it. I don't think there's any solution for it, only to get rid of it."
Gizzy played in the Railway Cup and believes players are in favour of keeping the inter-pros. He also feels it is a great experience and honour to play with your province.
Armagh footballer and three-time Interprovincial championship winner Aaron Kernan thinks it could be marketed better by moving it to the weekend of the All Ireland football and hurling weekends because Dublin will be buzzing with GAA fans keen for football and hurling action.
Image: A poor attendance in Navan ©INPHO/Ryan Byrn