Tuesday 20 March 2018

Eugene McGee: Club players used and abused by fixture chiefs

Eugene McGee

Eugene McGee

IF ANYBODY has any doubts that there are two types of players in the GAA – those who are described as county players, less than 5pc of the player pool, and the 95pc-plus who are mere club players – then the happenings of recent weeks should remove them.

The manner in which the provincial councils run the club championships shows little regard for the welfare of club players and they seem to be little more than cannon fodder on the way to providing the glamorous All-Ireland finals next spring.

Granted, the weather has been awful in the past 10 days, thereby forcing postponements of fixtures, but this is only a symptom of the approach to these competitions.

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