Leinster hurling championship expansion to be discussed next week

July 11, 2019

Kilkenny's Joey Holden with Lee Chin of Wexford

Leinster Council chairman Jim Bolger has confirmed that a possible expansion to the Leinster senior hurling championship will be discussed next week.

Both a six-team championship and an eight-team championship are set to be discussed, according to Mr Bolger, who also stated that a potential expansion to the competition would not be in effect until 2021.

"We have a Leinster Council meeting next week and we will discuss it at that," Bolger said at the PwC Player of the Month awards yesterday.

“I even mentioned at looking at having two groups of four at one stage because we were looking at Carlow, Laois, Offaly and Westmeath, we felt they had closed the gap to a level that allowed us to look at that option.

“We will discuss next week the possibility of having two fours. It is timely to review it now and we will look at what options are available to us. We will know next week what the feeling is when the counties go together.”

He added: "We have to bring this to Congress so it won’t kick in til the following year. We are bound by rules in that sense."

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