Change is inevitable. GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghaíl confirms a possible change in the All-Ireland Hurling Championship next year.
Although it is still subject for debate by Central Council in June, GAA is full of hope that the new plan would be approved and be implemented by next year’s hurling’s championship.
Once the proposal gets approved it will reduce the number of weeks allotted to inter-county competition however it will increase the number of fixtures in order to give ample time to the club.
Critics say hurling would suffer from having a few matches in August compared to football. But then they insist that we need to do something similar with football. They are planning to tighten the period to accommodate more games at the end stages. Aside from this it might increase the number of high-profile hurling ties by following the “Super 8” path in football championship.
CPA released a statement that they will have a meeting with senior GAA officials on Wednesday to fixtures and consider.