‘Elitism sends message that kids are good enough to pay, but not good enough to play’ – family who took club to court praises GAA on ‘competitive’ clampdown

Sinead and Jason O'Farrell have welcomed the GAA's reiteration that events for under-12s should be non-competitive. Photo: Collins Courts

Conor Feehan

A family who took their GAA club to the High Court after a coach organised a tournament for “elite under-9s” has welcomed a statement from the association’s headquarters that it will bring sanctions against those involved in providing any form of competition for players under the age of 12.