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'The level of engagement and consultation in the matter is totally outrageous'

Armagh hurler Cahal Carvill is unhappy with the GAA’s hurling proposals, and says that Meath should consider “legal redress.”

ARMAGH HURLER CAHAL Carvill has launched a scathing attack on the GAA’s hurling proposals.

In a series of tweets published earlier today, Carvill, a solicitor by profession, outlines his stance after Croke Park chiefs recently unveiled plans to shake up the hurling championship.

If the new plans are voted through, Armagh will be elevated to Christy Ring status next year, despite losing a third successive Nicky Rackard final recently.

But former skipper Carvill insists that the Orchard County “want to be promoted the right way”, by winning the competition outright.

In what could be construed as a side-swipe at Christy Ring Cup final runners-up Antrim, Carvill suggests that they are “equally annoyed” and would also want the chance to be promoted to Liam MacCarthy Cup hurling in “the proper way.”

Dean Gaffney and Odhran Curry Armagh's Dean Gaffney and Odhran Curry are dejected following the recent Nicky Rackard Cup final loss to Derry. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

But if the new proposals are voted through, Antrim will be added to an extended Leinster round-robin series next year, along with Christy Ring winners Carlow.

That ‘two up, one down’ scenario will be opposed by Meath, who drop down to the Christy Ring competition after finishing bottom of the 2017 Leinster round-robin group.

Meath are now looking for inclusion in a six-team series next year and Carvill believes that the Royals would have a good legal case.

In one of his tweets, Carvill states: “In terms of how the proposals would impact @MeathGAA, I would go as far as to say legal redress could be considered.”

Carvill also describes “the level of engagement and consultation in the matter” as “totally outrageous.”

The hurling plans will be decided upon at Central Council level on 17 June and in another tweet, with the Gaelic Players Association Twitter handle included, Carvill asks: “where is the engagement and consideration of members’ views?”

You can read Carvill’s thoughts below….

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