Sunday 4 December 2016

Compromise essential before grants row turns nasty

Published 05/07/2009 | 00:00

F or the ordinary supporter it appears that the tiresome squabble between the GAA and the GPA has taken a turn for the worse. This cat-and-mouse game has gone on now for most of the decade that the GPA has been in existence.

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The only thing that is hard to figure out is which side is the cat.

As I have written in the past, there is one party which has all the power-- the players. This was clearly demonstrated in Cork when the hurlers followed the same path again. There could only be one winner, even if it took many a long time to figure that out. After that episode and all that has happened before, I can't understand the reluctance of those at national level not only to recognise the GPA but also to completely integrate them into the decision-making bodies.

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