Limerick city will lose out because of hurling changes claims hotelier

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

THE decision to restructure the Allianz National Hurling League could result in a huge loss of revenue for the city, according to hotelier Sean Lally.

THE decision to restructure the Allianz National Hurling League could result in a huge loss of revenue for the city, according to hotelier Sean Lally.

Mr Lally, the general manager at the Strand Hotel, close to the Gaelic Grounds, said the city’s hospitality industry had been looking forward to a boost from games featuring some of hurling’s best sides.

But because of the restructure, Limerick will now face lesser sides following the split in divisions.

Rather than facing the likes of Kilkenny, Tipperary and Cork at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick’s opponents will now include the likes of Laois, Antrim, Clare and Wexford.

Mr Lally said: “It’s a big loss in revenue to the GAA and it is a big loss to businesses in the city because we could have done packages around these high profile games and that’s what we were planning to do but that’s all gone now.”