DOUGLAS have hit out against a Cork County Board proposal to change the championship to a round-robin format whereby clubs play two of five scheduled games without their inter-county players.
A vote will take place on Tuesday night on three options to overhaul the club scene in Cork, with growing support for the most radical option of the three.
Cork are tackling the issue of a bloated championship by creating four tiers of 12 clubs each, with group stages feature three, four or six teams, depending on which suggestion is passed.
"Douglas GAA club are disappointed with the options presented by the county board regarding the proposed championship changes.
"Asking any club to play championship matches without their inter-county players is not acceptable.
"It goes against the ethos of the GAA when you coach young players to strive to improve their skills and if they are lucky they will have the honour of wearing the Cork jersey.
"But it shouldn't be to the detriment of the club that has nurtured their skills and encouraged them from a young age.
"We accept that changes have to be made to the current championship structure for the sake of club players and are willing to look at and facilitate those changes.
"But asking us, or indeed any club, to line out without the players that are looked up to by the young hurlers and footballers and supporters of the club is simply not right."