Thursday 22 June 2017

Eugene McGee: Archaic Congress serves no purpose

Eugene McGee

Eugene McGee

I am always amused when I see leading GAA officials proclaim how progressive and modern-thinking the organisation has become and how sophisticated GAA people are when addressing changes in rules or other ways of making the GAA run itself differently.

It starts off with the president of the day setting up a committee, which will usually be chaired by a prominent GAA official who has campaigned strongly for the election of that particular president. Prominent people, even players nowadays, will then be added in to form an impressive-looking outfit.

This committee will carry out its task for two or three years, then publish very impressive documents which indicate that unless the committee's proposals are implemented by GAA Congress, the world will come to an end.

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