Limerick forward Kyle Hayes feels the new format for this year's All-Ireland senior hurling championship will suit the Shannonsiders.
Treaty County boss John Kiely has drafted in a host of All-Ireland U21 winners into his squad, including Hayes, who reckons more big games this summer will stand to a young Limerick side.
"I think it will suit Limerick to be honest because we are a young team," Hayes told GAA.ie
"The more experience we get the more we will come on. Even last year we only had two matches and we lost both of them, but we played a lot better against Kilkenny the second day up in Nowlan Park. This year as the campaign goes on I think we can go from strength to strength.
"It is definitely suiting a team like us. Even in training, we worked very hard last year and we will do the same this year, but at least we are guaranteed four games this year and hopefully a bit more after that."