Former Clare star Colin Ryan says the 2019 Munster senior hurling championship is going to be a minefield.
As was the case in 2018, two of the five competing counties will bow out of championship contention after the provincial series is completed and Ryan says there will be little or no room for manoeuvre:
“Munster is a minefield. No team will be able to look beyond getting out of Munster because they mightn't be there,” the Newmarket clubman told gaa.ie.
“Liam Sheedy is coming back with Tipp, a new management in Waterford too. It's just crazy to think that they were the two that didn't get out this year and now they'll have the catalyst of new management.
“It's going to be how are Limerick going to react to being All-Ireland champions? How are Clare going to react now they have the belief to be right up there with other teams? It's set up to be an absolute phenomenal Munster championship, and then anything goes after that.”