In the wake of Davy Fitzgerald’s recent comments calling for a new twelve team Division One in the National Hurling League, Limerick boss, Donal O’Grady believes that the number should actually be reduced.
While Fitzgerald felt that the top tier should be increased in size,as the same counties are promoted and relegated each year, O’Grady feels that the gap between those twelve is still too large and it will take time before the “bottom six” are capable of mixing in at the top table.
O’Grady is of the opinion that Kilkenny, Tipperary, Galway, Dublin, Cork and Waterford are far superior to other counties at the present stage. The Limerick boss was speaking at a press conference before his side’s Division Two Final date with Clare this weekend.
Limerick, Clare, Wexford, Offaly, Laois and Antrim are the others that Fitzgerald sees as potential top twelve sides. While O’Grady is hopeful that his side can win the second tier title this weekend, he is adamant that they still have some way to go before they can compete with the top counties in the country.