Galway blocked from playing at home in Leinster Championship

Galway have been refused permission to hold home games in the Leinster hurling championship, the Irish Examiner reports.

Galway blocked from playing at home in Leinster Championship

Galway have been refused permission to hold home games in the Leinster hurling championship and the Galway U21s and minors will continue to be excluded from Leinster age grade competition.

The Tribesmen have been included in Leinster since 2009 but have yet to play a Championship game in their own county in that period.

Galway indicated back in June that they may seek Croke Park’s intervention on the issue after a number of failed attempts to strike up "home and away" arrangements with Leinster counties for Championship games.

Speaking at the launch launch of the 2016 AIB Leinster club championships, Horan said it appears that Leinster counties aren’t keen on travelling as far as Salthill, ‘nearly the width of Galway’, to play a game.

He also revealed the "story that is not told" is that Galway have been receiving a cash injection in recent seasons to offset revenue they may have received from a home game in the championship.

Horan says they've got an extra €20,000 per year for the last couple of years which other counties in the province have not got.

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