A call for all Galway Hurling Teams to play in the same province has received unanimous backing at the Galway GAA County Convention.
Liam Mellows GAA Club proposed that all Inter-County Hurling Teams from Galway – Minor, Under-21, Junior, Intermediate and Senior – be allowed to “participate fully in all relevant Tier 1 Competitions in a single Provincial System and Structure”.
The motion was backed by all 253 delegates at Monday’s convention and will now go forward to the annual GAA Congress in Croke Park in February.
Galway Senior Hurlers have not had a home game since joining the Leinster Championship in 2009. The motion approved at convention also gives the go-ahead for Galway to approach Munster to be included in its Provincial Championships and Competitions at all grades of Inter County Hurling from 2018 onwards.
Also at Monday’s convention, Pat Kearney was voted in as new county chairman, taking over from Noel Treacy.