Monday 5 December 2016

GAA slightly amateur

Rampant hypocrisy over money debasing great organisation

Published 25/02/2008 | 00:00

The club scene remains an example of all that is good about the GAA as epitomised by David Maher’s picture as Birr manager Pa
Joe Whelahan (centre) celebrates with club chairman with Brian Coulahan (left) and selector Billy Mullins after their victory over
Dunloy in Clones yesterday
The club scene remains an example of all that is good about the GAA as epitomised by David Maher’s picture as Birr manager Pa Joe Whelahan (centre) celebrates with club chairman with Brian Coulahan (left) and selector Billy Mullins after their victory over Dunloy in Clones yesterday

What exactly does the GAA mean when it calls the association 'an amateur organisation'?

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I am inclined to ask this when we see the vast amounts of money being poured into the GAA from huge commercial operations that are far removed from what the heart and soul of the GAA always was before now.

For instance, we were told last week that the 20 or so million pumped into the latest television deal was "not just about money."

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