Wexford backing for GAA’s deal with GPA

WEXFORD County Board have come out in support of the proposed agreement between the GAA and the Gaelic Players Association (GPA).

The board at their monthly meeting on Tuesday night held a very brief discussion after which they gave the interim agreement their approval.

While some delegates questioned the fact they had only received the four page document on the agreement announced in Croke Park on Saturday last, the day of the meeting, the board still decided to hand down their approval.

County Chairman, Ger Doyle, eased delegates’ concerns when he said that delegates will have an opportunity to discuss the agreement.

This decision only decides on how Central Council delegate Joe O’Shaughnessy should vote on the GAA/GPA deal at Saturday week’s meeting in Croke Park.

Doyle said: “This will only give approval to enable a motion be tabled for All-Ireland Congress next year. We will have another opportunity to discuss it when dealing with the Congress motions.”

Only three delegates made a contribution to the short debate, when questioning the lack of notice to study the document and discuss it with the clubs.

Davidstown-Courtnacuddy delegate Joe O’Shea said he had only received the four-page document that day.

“I told my club secretary I would be voting against it.

“The clubs have not had an opportunity to discuss it.”

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