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Galway hurlers' fight against Leinster structure to go before GAA Congress

If unsuccessful, Galway may look to move to Munster.

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GALWAY WILL CONTINUE the fight for all their hurling teams to play in a single provincial structure, and will consider a move to the Munster championship if Leinster don’t play ball.

A motion was passed at the Galway county convention last night, which called for Galway’s minor and U21 teams to join the senior teams in playing in “a single Provincial System and Structure”.

The motion, put forward by the Liam Mellows GAA Club, also suggested that the Galway County Board make an application to play in the Munster championships, should these requirements not be met in Leinster.

There has been growing unrest in Galway at the current arrangement with Leinster, where the senior hurlers have been playing since 2009. The other grades however did not follow them to play in Leinster.

Since the move in 2009, Galway have played 23 championship games, without having a single home fixture.

The motion will now go forward to GAA Congress in Croke Park in February.

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