Ahead of next month's GAA inter-provincial matches, the manager of the Munster football team, Corkman Ger O'Sullivan, has said it would be very disappointing if he has to field a team made up only of Cork and Kerry players.
Players from the other four counties are threatening to boycott the series in protest at the Munster Council's decision to seed the draw for the Munster championship.
O'Sullivan said involving players from outside the big two was always one of his priorities, negotiations are under way but he said whatever decision the players take must be respected.
Elsewhere Former Galway hurling coach Mattie Kenny has been appointed as manager of Dublin club, Cuala.
He was part of the Galway management team that won the first Leinster championship in 2012, alongside Anthony Cunningham and Tom Helebert.
Former Tipperary goalkeeper and manager Ken Hogan is back involved with the county's hurling team.
He's to work alongside manager Eamon O'Shea as goalkeeping coach.