John Martin

John Martin: No longer fit for purpose

GAELIC Life hurling columnist John Martin believes that Kilkenny’s 52-point hammering of Derry in the All-Ireland semi-final will be the catalyst for major change at u-21 level.

Some changes are set to be discussed at next month’s Special Congress, but Martin believes that they don’t go far enough.

“There are a few traditionalist who still cherish the last remaining straight knock-out All-Ireland inter-county format but the weekend’s results will surely have stemmed any flow of resistance to change to a trickle.”

The full column is in today’s Gaelic Life, in shops now or available here.