Sunday 21 January 2018

Mentors must tell our young players that less is more

Colm O'Rourke

Colm O'Rourke

A partial victory but also a temporary setback were the verdicts from yesterday's Special Congress.

Many of the main recommendations on club fixtures were accepted without much argument as was only right and proper but the burn-out committee suffered a reverse. The proposal to amalgamate minor and U21 into one competition lost, that has dominated the news from congress even if most of the other motions, which were very valuable in themselves but won't get much publicity, went through.

At times like this most of us on the burn-out committee might feel that democracy is a blunt instrument for dealing with serious issues but it is the best system going even if in this case I would have preferred a benign dictatorship which would have passed the main proposal for a two-year trial.

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