Looking at the fixtures below, Carlow are out four weeks in a row.
From The RTE website.
The championship will be run over six weeks next year, as opposed to the five weeks of action we witnessed last summer. It means that no county will play for than two weekends on the bounce.
2019 Leinster SHC fixtures
May 11/12: Galway v Carlow; Kilkenny v Dublin; Wexford idle May 18/19: Carlow v Kilkenny; Dublin v Wexford; Galway idle May 25/26: Galway v Wexford; Carlow v Dublin, Kilkenny idle June 1/2: Carlow v Dublin; Galway v Kilkenny, Wexford idle June 8/9: Wexford v Carlow; Kilkenny v Galway; Dublin idle June 15/16: Wexford v Kilkenny; Dublin v Galway; Carlow idle
Game, Game, Break, Game, bye Game
Game, Game, break, bye, Game, Game
Game, bye, break, Game, Game, Game
Game, Game, break, Game, Game, bye
Bye, Game, Break, Game, Game, Game
Clare and Limerick both shafted there with three in a row.
Tipp have the best of it, two to get going then two spaced out.
Cork & Waterford have a nice draw as well, two together, break then two together. Cork have a longer break which you could argue either way
Limerick will be playing Cork, fresh and they’ll have had a game.
Waterford after they’ve had two games and a break, and we’ll only have had one.
Clare will be in a similar boat to ourselves
And Tipp will be our third in a row after they’ve had a bye week.
They have Tipp well look after next year. Obviously would rather if we had our bye in the middle of our group games not much of an advantage at the start.
Our last game against Tipp will be our third week in a row, whereas Tipp wouldn’t have played for two weeks. We will be up against it, we all saw what happened in Ennis when it was our third week in a row. Looking forward to it already.
It’s fucking dick acting to take the rule literally like that. The third man should be interpreted to mean anyone after the first two, like the “third person”. It’s a twisted interpretation that goes against the clear intention of the rule.