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Eugene McGee: Unchecked manager power making club players suffer

Published 09/09/2013 | 05:00

Former Kildare boss Kieran McGeeney and members of the Kildare panel - he has been in conflict with clubs in Kildare
Former Kildare boss Kieran McGeeney and members of the Kildare panel - he has been in conflict with clubs in Kildare
Jim McGuinness has also been in conflict with clubs in Donegal

While the GAA community in Kildare is aghast at what is happening in their county, the GAA as a whole should be very concerned at this latest turn of events.

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Last week, we heard that Donegal manager Jim McGuinness was in serious discussions with his own county board and later with the clubs of the county. What he is reportedly looking for is the right to decide how the Donegal SFC should be organised.

His latest request is that two rounds should be played in April and no more games allowed until Donegal's participation in the All-Ireland championship is over, which could be the end of September.

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