Jeffrey Lynskey has called for Galway to be included in the Leinster Minor Hurling Championship as matter of urgency.
The Galway boss and former Galway hurlers call comes on the back of Sunday afternoon’s hammering to Tipperary in the All-Ireland Minor Hurling semi-final. Lynskey’s charges were hammered by a dominant Tipperary side by 7-12 to 2-12 inSunday’s curtain raiser at Croke Park.
The Galway senior team have been competing in Leinster since 2009, but the same can’t be said for the Galway minor hurlers and U-21 hurlers who have been refused entry to the Leinster Championship time and time again. A renewal appeal is now expected with Lynskey commenting ‘If you learned lessons from today and had a game to come back, I promise you they’d be a different side, but we haven’t got that and we haven’t had it for the last 30 or 40 years, even going back 100 years’.
Lynskey went on to say that the Galway County Board need to put pressure on the people at the top table of hurling. He went on to say “The county board need to put pressure on the provincial council and the HDC (Hurling Development Committee) to say ‘look lads’, it’s not good enough anymore.
It won’t be known for a while if Galway’s renewal appeal will be successful or not, but one thing is for sure it would make the Leinster Minor Hurling Championship and U-21 Leinster Championship more competitive than it already is.