Eugene McGee: Value for money central to new royal appointment
The ongoing saga involving the appointment of a new manager for the Meath football team is seen by many GAA people as merely an amusing diversion in these troubled times, something to give us all a break from the bond-holders, the IMF, Jackie Healy-Rae and Michael Lowry.
As always, there are the usual snide and biased comments like 'What else would you expect from Meath?'. But this is to overlook the significance of what is going on in Meath GAA circles, and far from the problem being specific to Meath, the reality is that in hundreds of GAA units, club and county, similar problems surface regularly.
What is happening in Meath is critical in relation to the GAA approach to appointing team managers. There are several important principles involved such as: