Monday 18 December 2017

Colm O'Rourke: The GAA must go back to school to win field battles

A fter a year of 125th anniversary celebrations, largely carried out in a tasteful and reserved manner, the focus for the GAA now must be the future.

There is always a certain fear of the unknown and with uncertainty all round many will wonder if the role of the GAA can be as central going forward as it has been, especially over the last 30 years.

In that period, the GAA has blossomed. When I started playing adult football there were few really good club pitches and the standard of dressing rooms was pretty basic. Showers were a rarity and a player with a bottle of shampoo was liable to assault. They were not the good old days.

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