'A balance for inter-county and club players is needed'

April 14, 2018

Kilkenny's Eoin Larkin.
©INPHO/Cathal Noonan.

Eoin Larkin would like to see the inter-county season completed in July to allow more time for club activity.

The dates for the All-Ireland finals have been brought forward by a few weeks this year while April has been declared a 'club only' month, but the former Kilkenny star believes more needs to be done to get the balance right.

"I have spoken to a couple of people on it in passing conversation, but I think really the inter-county scene now needs to go from January to July and then the club scene from July to December and get everything finished in December," Larkin told KCLR ahead of James Stephens' Kilkenny SHC opener against Mullinavat this weekend.

"I know I would have had a different prospective on it probably a couple of years ago, but the club players now are going to have to play this weekend and then who knows when the next round will be played.

"I think a balance for inter-county and club players is what's needed and they will have to sit down and revise it."


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