It’s encouraging to see the number of articles written in recent weeks about the demands placed on county players even if the contents of those pieces are alarming.
But anyone expecting a sea change in the near future is dreaming.
A cap on training sessions has long been advocated in the GAA and of course there was a time when it was put into operation too.
On Twitter on Sunday, Armagh’s Central Council delegate Jarlath Burns suggested counties be limited to two sessions a week at a nominated venue.
“Current game is excluding farmers, tradesmen etc because of the crazy commitment required,” he posted.
Burns is coming from the right place but putting a limit on training is unrealistic.
In December 2010, Cavan’s footballers were witnessed and reported breaking the then winter training ban yet no punishment was forthcoming.
The problem remains: how can Croke Park expect teams to practice what they preach when they themselves can’t follow their own parameters of governance?
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