Wednesday 7 December 2016

Rejection of new rules is a dagger in heart of our games

Published 20/04/2009 | 00:00

Team managers in Gaelic football have the game by the throat to use and abuse as they wish, consistently flaunting the wishes of the vast majority of GAA followers.

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And along with the managers, the inter-county players, or at least those of them affiliated to the GPA, are willing collaborators in retaining the nastier components of the sport. This is the only conclusion that can be drawn from the vote at Congress on Saturday, when almost 64pc of delegates wanted the experimental rules to be accepted or adapted but had their wishes scorned by a minority.

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