Could the MCUI or some other group sell the Irish Championship to clubs, and put up a final position prize.
My thoughts on this would be,
The MCUI advertise the series as one, cutting down on each club having to do its own, one PR person/team, one advetising budget etc.
One overall sponsor the series or each class, gaurenting them a wide coverage in the press and at each race or race promotion.
The series would be run at all national road races with riders able to drop the worse three results, one in the south, one in the north plus one other.
The riders would enter at the beginnning of the year, pay their entry fees for the year and gaurnetee to take part in 80% of the meetings.
Drop the Moto 450 and 250cc classes, give the 125s another year to see where they are going.Hold all classic races on the practice day and give the moto3 (125s), supersport 600s, superbikes, supertwins, junior support and senior support two races each. Limit entries so that there are no extra races, ie non qualifiers, b races etc, unless they can fitted in at the end of the programe, so that the main races run their full distances.
Clubs to take all advertising from the circuit and programes, grandstand seats etc.
Lower prize money, the surplus to be put into a final position pot.
Start money for riders based on championship positions after previous race, this would be in place of the prize money and may encourage riders to take part in the next race, rather than pocketing the money and disappearing for a few weeks, or months
Get the governments and tourist borads onside,introduce a standard compulsory admission charge for specators, make season tickets available at a lower price, same with programes. Admission charges and programe sales,to be collected and retained by the overall organisors.
Help from tourist boards for cross channel and foreign riders, advertise the races to be a part of a holiday in Ireland, the way they do with golf, fishing or music festivals etc.
All races to be televised and sold to commercial TV companies, giving more chance of big sponsors coming on board.
The individual clubs would only have to prepare the circuit and pay for the championship, any unforseen circumstances such as a meeting cancelled due to the weather, or low spectator turnout would be a loss to every club and not just one, but profits from each race would be fairly distributed to the riders over the season.
Maybe I am dreaming of the still suffering the effects of the red wine from last night, but I think it could work, but someone with more sense than me will see the holes.