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GAA Player Burnout “Overstated”

Posted on January 27th, 2015 by Admin

Kieran McGeeney refutes the claim that inter-county players are being driven like slaves. “The more you tell people the truth, the less they want to print it,” he says. Wiser words were never spoken. McGeeney reminds us that people who participate in other amateur sports will train a lot more than a GAA player. I […]

Joe Brolly on Broadcasting and Burnout

Posted on January 18th, 2015 by Admin

Writing in the Derry Journal, Joe Brolly once again brings up the growing problem of the competitive arms race at the higher levels of the GAA that is having a negative impact on the foundations of the games. As with a lot of Joe’s commentary, this article has a few hits and some misses. Are […]

Players Burning Out of Control?

Posted on January 12th, 2015 by Admin

It pains me to say this, but Joe Brolly has a point. The inter-county schedule is congested, there is no room for the club competitions, and players who may be eligible to play for several teams at the same time are being pulled in all directions. Players on a county panel have such heavy workloads […]

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