As the Irish Examiner reported last month, the recommendations of the national fixtures taskforce are so extensive that they will require a roadshow and a special congress. What can be described as the highlights and lowlights of the document?
Mon, 09 Dec, 2019
The Club Players Association (CPA) weren’t sparing with their language last week, but then, they would have had reason. The description of the fixtures taskforce as “a Trojan horse” was the exact phrase used by Europe chairman Tony Bass at Congress last year when he dismissed their transparency motion, which was then defeated heavily.
Mon, 25 Nov, 2019
When the conversation turns to his preferred championship structure, Clare football selector Enda Coughlan quickly shows himself to be at one with the man who drafted him into the county’s backroom team little over a year after he’d hung up his boots.
Sat, 11 May, 2019
Back to Fitzgerald Stadium Kerry go on Sunday week, 177 days since there they became the first inter-county team to exit the All-Ireland SFC on foot of a victory. Like Connie Murphy and Karl O’Dwyer being the only two Kerrymen to win All-Stars but never an All-Ireland (David Clifford will be spared for now), it’s a fact that will be fodder for generations of table quizzes to come.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2019
Kildare president Seamus Aldridge is surprised, given Ned Quinn’s previous experience in Kilkenny, that the CCCC chairman decided the county can’t host their All-Ireland SFC qualifier against Mayo in St Conleth’s Park on Saturday because of capacity issues.
Wed, 27 Jun, 2018
The GAA and GPA are on a major collision course after the players’ organisation last night threatened the non- compliance of eight county teams if the ‘B’ championship proposal is approved by Congress later this month.
Sun, 07 Feb, 2016
Dublin GAA secretary John Costello has accused Croke Park top brass of behaving like Ebeneezer Scrooge after their request for a share of the gate receipts from the Dublin-Mayo All-Ireland semi-final replay yielded the “princely sum” of €7,500.
Tue, 08 Dec, 2015