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Monday 23 April 2018

Galway review group recommends radical overhaul of country hurling

A CONTROVERSIAL report has called for an overhaul of Galway hurling right up to All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship level.

The Galway Hurling Review Group was set up after the county’s poor All-Ireland campaign, where they lost to Dublin in the Leinster semi-final.

They did beat Clare and Cork in the qualifiers, but went out to Waterford in the quarter-finals.

Launched last night, the most striking of the recommendations is the call for the county to "develop and solicit support from other counties for an open-draw All-Ireland series at inter-county senior championship level".

The brains trust group, which included former GAA President Joe McDonagh, Cyril Farrell, Conor Hayes, Sean Silke, Pete Finnerty and Ollie Canning, also wants Galway to insist on playing matches, in the Leinster Senior Championship, in Galway.

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