Change is inevitable, the great challenge is to shape that change

Further evidence that the GAA is the process of profound structural change was revealed at this week’s meeting of the Cork County Board.

The debate at that meeting over the future format of the Cork senior and intermediate championships offered a clear insight into the extent to which the GAA is an organisation that is unable to cope with the challenges that it now faces.

Most obviously, it revealed once again the enduring failure of the GAA to arrange a calendar of play that offers meaningful matches to the great bulk of its adult membership.

It is fascinating to read reports of the content of the meeting. Delegates were offered three options from which to choose.

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