Joe Canning believes Galway are among the teams who are best-placed to end Limerick's All-Ireland SHC dominance.
The legendary forward was Hurler of the Year when Galway ended their 29-year All-Ireland famine in 2017, and doesn't subscribe to the view that they're now going through a transitional phase under Henry Shefflin.
"I wouldn't say it's transitional period. I think they're competing. A transitional period comes when you're trying to change the team substantially and you're losing six or seven lads," the Portumna sharpshooter told RTÉ after he was revealed as a 'Sunday Game' hurling pundit.
"But Galway are only looking for one or two so I don't think there's any transition.
"Obviously last year, there was new management with Henry. But in the second year, hopefully they'll find one of two more guys and have a good year.
"Leinster is very competitive and it has been over the last number of years. A lot of people are skewed towards the Munster championship, saying it's number one.
"But if you look in the last few years in the Leinster championship, there's been great games. I know Kilkenny have won the last three, but they've always had to fight for it."Tweet