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Eugene McGee: GAA ignore blatant breaches of rules

Published 20/12/2010 | 05:00

It could have been taken yesterday, but Brendan Moran's picture, which features in the 14th edition of Sportsfile's Season of Sundays, was taken on January 3 last. It shows Mossie Spillane (left) and Michael
Moran examining the pitch at Austin Stack Park before postponing the McGrath Cup game between Kerry and IT Tralee.
It could have been taken yesterday, but Brendan Moran's picture, which features in the 14th edition of Sportsfile's Season of Sundays, was taken on January 3 last. It shows Mossie Spillane (left) and Michael Moran examining the pitch at Austin Stack Park before postponing the McGrath Cup game between Kerry and IT Tralee.

My favourite GAA controversies are the ones when you don't know whether to laugh or cry -- and it is amazing how often this situation arises.

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We have a classic of this genre at the moment arising from an allegation that the Cavan senior football side has broken the training embargo that prevents county teams from playing or training in November or December.

This embargo, which was passed by Congress a couple of years ago, was intended, we were told, to counteract the effects of burnout among county players.

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