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New hurling format comes under fire

Gaa: The pressure on Croke Park to alter the proposed National Hurling League format for 2012 ratcheted up yesterday after some of the game's top stars voiced their opposition to the new system.

Kilkenny's Tommy Walsh, Gavin O'Mahoney of Limerick and Dublin defender Niall Corcoran all underlined their objections to the changes which will see Division One split into two divisions of six, thereby reducing the number of games as well as much-needed revenue.

"It is different for us because we are in Division 1A but any of the teams that are in the second tier are probably not happy about it," Walsh said.

The GAA's Management Committee meet on Saturday and they can recommend change however there is no Central Council meeting until November 12 and no change can be rubberstamped until they meet.

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