John Martin

John Martin: Tony Kelly’s comments were refreshing

SPEALING OUT...Tony Kelly had his say on the Munster Championship

SPEALING OUT…Tony Kelly had his say on the Munster Championship

GAELIC Life hurling columnist John Martin has applauded the comments made this week by Clare hurler Tony Kelly.

In an interview, Kelly said that he would favour the abolition of the Munster Senior Championship in favour of the ‘Super 8’ format, like the one that is due to be brought into inter-county football from next season.


“At last, there’s a voice from Munster that actually questions whether a system formulated 130-odd years ago, based on boundaries enforced by Norman invaders, loosely congregated into notional 11th century kingdoms, is really fit for purpose for a 21st century sporting competition.”

The full column can be read in today’s Gaelic Life, available in shops now or online here.

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