Club Players’ Association (CPA) chairman, Micheál Briody — one of the chief stakeholders in the recently-established Fixtures Review Committee (FRC) — has insisted there will be no sacred cows left untouched in their quest to find solutions for the vast majority of footballers and hurlers who have their fixtures postponed indefinitely by the inter-county season.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
Generations of professional athletes have struggled with the transition from a life in lycra or gaudy nylon to civvies, but a glance at Claire Lambe’s diary would suggest that the former Olympic rower has negotiated it with ease.
Tue, 05 Mar, 2019
Fri, 10 Feb, 2017
Sat, 18 Jun, 2016
The transfer of Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton to Racing Metro has acquainted Irish fans of the oval ball with a fact of life: A new breed of owner now holds sway in French rugby and they will allow little to get in their way.
Mon, 04 Feb, 2013
As difficult as it is to believe for such an organisation integral to Irish society, the role of the GAA president remains undefined. Director general Páraic Duffy is widely regarded as the most powerful administrator in Irish sport yet the Uachtarán is viewed by GAA members as the embodiment of the association.
Fri, 13 Apr, 2012
LAST year the wise old men from Crossmaglen tabled a motion at the Armagh convention calling for the Gaelic Players’ Association (GPA) to publish a detailed account of how GAA funding for their organisation was spent in 2010. Crossmaglen asked that these accounts be made available to all clubs in the GAA.
Thu, 06 Jan, 2011
MY work for the GAA includes coaching, attending meetings, scheduling games, booking fields, organising officials and marketing the games to new audiences. The time taken in the evenings and all of Sunday is considerable; there is no pay and I don’t always claim expenses back.
Wed, 21 Nov, 2007