Tuesday 17 October 2017

Croker's top brass on nationwide blitz as they seek big changes within GAA

County boards will consider their stance in the coming weeks, prior to a Central Council meeting next month (Stock image)
County boards will consider their stance in the coming weeks, prior to a Central Council meeting next month (Stock image)
Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

GAA president Aogán O Fearghail and director general Paraic Duffy are on a whistle-stop tour of the country this week, drumming up support for proposals aimed at curbing player overtraining, reducing burnout and re-structuring the fixtures calendar.

They addressed officials from Connacht counties on Monday before moving on to Munster on Tuesday. It was Leinster's turn last night, with Armagh hosting tonight's meeting for Ulser counties.

It's understood that reaction to the proposals, which are designed to reduce the pressure on players in the 17-21 age group and provide a more even fixtures programme for club players, has been quite positive. However, whether than extends to the wider GAA membership remains to be seen.

County boards will consider their stance in the coming weeks, prior to a Central Council meeting next month where a decision will be made as to which proposals will go before Congress in February.

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