Antrim Hurlers: Future ‘Leinster’ champions?

In a sign of the troubled state of Ulster hurling, Antrim Hurling chairman Pat Connolly, and Minor team joint Manager, Dominic McKinley, have publicly backed calls for the county’s Hurling teams to be allowed to participate in the Leinster provincial championships. Unlike football, hurling continues to be a sport played at the highest level by only a small number of counties- mostly confined to Munster and Leinster (except for Galway, of course.)

So has the time come for Hurling to abandon the provincial format altogether, or should Antrim find an ‘Antrim solution for an Antrim problem?’