Hurl­ing will be hot and heavy in ’18

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - THE TITLE -

DAVI FITZGER­ALD and Wex­ford will surely take a lot from the new hurl­ing for­mat for 2018 that was rub­ber­stamped at Spe­cial Congress last week­end.

Peo­ple are still try­ing to get their heads around a round-robin sys­tem in Mun­ster and Le­in­ster but I think it was a brave call, es­pe­cially when you have so many teams at a com­pet­i­tive level.

Gal­way are cham­pi­ons af­ter a unique fi­nal against Water­ford. Cork are Mun­ster cham­pi­ons. Lim­er­ick Un­der 21 cham­pi­ons. Wex­ford are back in the top flight af­ter be­ing pro­moted from Divi­sion 1B.

The cham­pi­onships are go­ing to be con­densed. There will be less gaps and the ac­tion will come hot and heavy – which is what play­ers want.

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