Michael Duignan approves of new hurling format

Michael Duignan says he approves of the new competition format for hurling approved by the Special Congress.

“I’m excited about it,” Duignan told RTE Radio 1’s Saturday Sport.

Under the new format, the Munster and Leinster provincial championships will be played ona five team round-robin basis.

“I’d love to be a part of this as a player, where you’re playing big championship matches at home in front of your own supporters with two home matches and two away matches.” he said.

He added this development will benefit the small ball code in the long run.

“If we didn’t have this new system, the Super 8 football would have taken over. It would have left massive gaps in the hurling summer.”