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Humphrey Kelleher: GAA must get serious about interprovincial series or drop them

Updated: Friday, 21 Mar 2014 15:02 | Comments

Humphrey Kelleher said that players were thrilled to get the opportunity to represent their provinces Humphrey Kelleher: 'The GAA must actively and vigorously promote it, or indeed give it a decent burial'
Humphrey Kelleher said that players were thrilled to get the opportunity to represent their provinces Humphrey Kelleher: 'The GAA must actively and vigorously promote it, or indeed give it a decent burial'

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The GAA must get serious about the interprovincial series or get rid of them, according to former Dublin hurling manager Humphrey Kelleher.

Speaking to RTÉ Drivetime, Kelleher said the series was “dying a death”, and called for the GAA to have a debate with stakeholders to determine the future of the series.

“Depending on what the outcome is,” Kelleher said, “the GAA must actively and vigorously promote it, or indeed give it a decent burial.”

Kelleher, who was a selector on this year’s Leinster hurling team, said all the players who were asked to play were “thrilled” to do so.

“It is a unique tournament, because it offers those players a chance to represent their province, and to play with players from other counties, [and] no other format allows that.”

Kelleher suggested the series did not receive support from the GAA or the media, and said “what is happening at the moment was “totally unacceptable”.

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