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Eugene McGee: Time for top brass to show actions speak louder than hollow words

Published 07/11/2011 | 05:00

We are well into the GAA talking season now, so it's inevitable that media coverage of the GAA's activities switches from the real to the speculative.

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The matches represent reality for about eight months of the year, while the other four months allow GAA people, from presidents down to casual followers, to speculate about things that often have little or no relevance to the common GAA man, woman or child.

For example, GAA president Christy Cooney was 12,000 miles away in the Gold Coast in Australia last week pontificating yet again about the dangers of managers being paid hard cash. The last time he made serious comment on that subject was at the Annual Congress last April, when he made very harsh remarks about county board officers who are probably laughing at the notion that THEY should not be sanctioning paying county team managers.

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