Thursday 19 January 2017

Time to replace this rulebook

Published 31/03/2008 | 00:00

Supporters watch yesterday's Monaghan v Meath game from various vantage points at Scotstown yesterday
Supporters watch yesterday's Monaghan v Meath game from various vantage points at Scotstown yesterday

ONE hates to be ranting on and on about non-games activities in the GAA because the vast majority of GAA people simply want to play, train and watch the actual games of hurling and football. But unfortunately it is impossible to divorce administration from playing in the GAA these days.

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I usually describe administration as GAA politics instead and maybe that is part of the problem. There is no doubt that at the present time the system of organising and regulating the GAA is worse than at any time in my lifetime and that's saying something.

Week after week we have rows, disputes, objections, appeals and every argument that can be dug up in order to frustrate the way the GAA organises itself.

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