THE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP has never been more wide open. Can you call it?
The Munster championship begins this weekend as Waterford and Cork renew old rivalries. Cork will be looking to go one further than last year, after nine years of waiting.
In Leinster, Kilkenny will look to bounce back quickly from the disappointment of last year and their third consecutive league success will have put them in the right direction.
Last year’s Leinster winners Dublin have grown and grown in recent years, and Anthony Daly is back again in the hope of ending their 66 year wait.
Galway struggled last year, but the success of Portumna will rise the confidence of the county. While Tipperary have underachieved since the highs of 2010.
Limerick and Waterford could too have an outside chance.
So will it be back to back wins for Clare, or who do you think will win this year’s Liam MacCarthy?