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Colm O'Rourke: New guidelines needed to keep down price of success

Payments to managers remain a thorny issue at all levels of the GAA, writes Colm O'Rourke

Published 28/03/2010 | 05:00

P áraic Duffy has announced the latest search for the ghost that haunts the GAA -- the manager who is paid.

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That creature, like the Abominable Snowman, will remain hidden. But what Duffy will do is force people to face facts, even if those facts can't be proven.

What we have now is a typical Irish solution to a GAA problem. County boards can claim, genuinely in most cases, that they pay only mileage and general expenses to managers. If some group of non-elected supporters help out in some other shape or form, then it is not their problem.

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