Laois hurling manager Eddie Brennan has called on the GAA to be “strong” in ensuring “a level playing field” for all counties preparing for the championship.

Brennan pointed out that condensed club championships have the potential to give some counties an unfair advantage in preparation: Wexford plans to run off its entire club hurling championship in just over three weeks in August, for instance, while the Laois hurlers will not train collectively before mid-September at the earliest.

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