May 21, 2024
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Three-quarters believe All-Ireland Hurling Championship should NOT go ahead: poll

Is there a danger the Cats hurling season will be over before it begins? A national poll has found that more than three-quarters of those surveyed have no appetite for a GAA championship to go-ahead this season under the current circumstances.

A poll released by RTÉ shows 67% of people believe the intercounty championships in hurling and football should not be played this year.

In fact, just a little under a quarter of people questioned (24%) are certain it should go ahead, with another 9% undecided.

The poll, undertaken for the Claire Byrne Live show, asked 1,000 people around the country their opinion on the championship’s status in the days leading up to the announcement that level-5 restrictions will be re-imposed from midnight tomorrow.

Elite and professional sports have been exempt from the level-5 restrictions, with the Leinster Hurling Championship set to get underway this weekend.

Kilkenny are due to face the winners of this Saturday’s match between Dublin and Laois in the semi-final, scheduled for Saturday, October 31.

All of the games are set to be played behind closed doors, with only players, coaching staff and officials allowed at the games.

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