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'Everyone wants more games' - Cork's Lehane relishing new championship format

THE CHANGE TO the championship format will place new demands on players this summer but as Cork forward Conor Lehane points out, they had to beat three of the other four teams in Munster to win the provincial title last season.

Those wins over Tipperary, Waterford and Clare in the final secured a second Munster championship medal for the Midleton sharpshooter and he can’t wait for the summer of action to kick off in a few weeks.

But it’s a measure of how much Cork have turned to youth in recent seasons that Lehane, heading into his eighth championship campaign even though he is only 25, can only point to a couple of players who are there longer than him in the Rebels’ squad.

“You have to have young fellas coming through each season and hopefully we will have a few more this year. It keeps everyone on their toes.

“The change in the structure this year means that the depth in the squad will be more important than ever when you have matches nearly every week.”