Kerry minor hurling manager Seánie O’Shea has stated his belief that it might be time for the county to stop participating in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship.
His statement comes in the wake of recent heavy defeats to Cork and Tipperary. The county conceded 12-43 in those two games in the space of less than a week, with just 1-15 in reply.
“It’s not right to be throwing our young lads into the lion’s den to be savaged a couple of times a year,” O’Shea said in the Irish Independent.
“Our U16s don’t do it, our U21s don’t do it and at present our seniors don’t play in the Munster championship, so why should our minors? If you are not playing the ‘A’ Grade at U16 level, then you cannot expect to wave a magic wand and play at the ‘A’ level at minor grade.”