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Would Professionalism Destroy the GAA?

Posted on September 27th, 2015 by Admin

Colm McCarthy writes an interesting piece of speculation in the Irish Examiner about what a professional GAA would look like.  One of many good points he makes is the example of how Kerry Packer, an Australian billionaire, created a World Series of Cricket in 1977, and there was nothing the sport’s governing bodies could do […]

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 […]

Making Room for GAA Club Games

Posted on January 21st, 2015 by Admin

Sean Moran, writing in the Irish Times, once had a colleague tell him that the GAA promoting high profile inter-county competitions at the expense of the club game would be “akin to borrowing hospital generators for a celebrity concert to raise funds for the sick.” It would seem like the message has finally gotten through […]