Monday 21 August 2017

Galway boss Lynskey calls for minor change

Cian Salmon, Galway, celebrate's after scoring his side's winning goal against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Minor Championship, semi-final replay
Cian Salmon, Galway, celebrate's after scoring his side's winning goal against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Minor Championship, semi-final replay
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

Despite leading his side into the All-Ireland final, Galway minor hurling manager Jeff Lynskey admits he is "crying out" for change to the structure of the championship.

Galway have played three games to reach the decider, more than they would normally have been afforded at this stage.

And even though the system has worked in Galway's favour in the past, Lynskey wants change to give teams more games.

"That's our fourth game (in the All-Ireland series) now that we'll have played. Usually you play two games with the Galway minors and win both you've won an All-Ireland. I'm crying out for a change in the structure of the All-Ireland," he said.

"I'd love an open draw but that won't happen. The other option would be to get the preliminary losers from Leinster and Munster into a group with ourselves and Antrim.

"Antrim were fairly close to Dublin also a couple of weeks ago but they didn't get a second chance. How are you going to develop hurling in Antrim unless you get games?"

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