A motion by the Tulla GAA club to expand the number of teams in the Clare senior hurling championship was comfortably defeated at the county board structures meeting.
Tulla put forward a motion for the senior hurling championship to be increased from 16 to 20 teams with the club's delegate Brian Torpey stating that teams would benefit from more games.
"We feel that we should try and get more games for our senior club players. We have a new structure in the (inter-county) championship and we think that the time is opportune to give them the chance to play more games," The Clare Champion reports Torpey as stating.
"We also feel that it would benefit clubs in East Clare greatly, where it would give a chance for more of them to get exposure to hurling at senior level. It would only incorporate one extra round of games, if we go back to the format we had three years ago."
The Tulla motioned was seconded by the O'Callaghan's Mills delegate Patsy Neville, but Clonlara's Flan Mullane proposed leaving the SHC as it was and this proposal was carried by the majority of the delegates.