Wednesday 26 July 2017

Weaker counties miss plot in rule changes

'There is an in-built injustice against weaker counties - such as Clare against Kerry in this year's Championship - by this new form of enforcing justice'
'There is an in-built injustice against weaker counties - such as Clare against Kerry in this year's Championship - by this new form of enforcing justice'
Eugene McGee

Eugene McGee

I have never ceased to be amazed that some so-called weaker counties in football pay so little attention to improving themselves, and yesterday's Special Congress reinforces this.

About half the 32 counties can be described as weak in football terms in that they hardly ever win a title of any significance except for the odd sortie through the qualifiers if the draw suits them.

Yesterday motions were passed to eliminate offences in football which are described in the new sanitised language of the GAA as 'highly disruptive'. To most GAA fans they are simply dirty and/or dangerous.

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