Former Kilkenny Senior Hurling Manager Kevin Fennelly says that the congested fixture calendar list has left the club scene in a crisis.
Speaking to KCLR at the recent All-Ireland Club Final Preview night in Langtons, Kevin says that the Clubs are going to lose players if matches are not played during the Summer months.
He said “Players are getting no break whatsoever, seven or eight years ago at congress, they brought up that you weren’t even allowed to train in the month of December or January”.
“Now every club seems to be playing Under-17, Under-19, Under-20 in November, December and January, I mean I don’t know what’s gone wrong out there, but I mean, we will seriously have to have look at what’s going on in May, June, well particularly June and July”.
“They will have to fill in those months or they are going to lose them and if they lose them, not alone are they going to lose good valuable players that are going to go to America in the Summer, they are going to lose it to other sport and they want to be careful”.