Sunday 17 December 2017

Eugene McGee: Exploitation of third-level players is the biggest scandal of today's game

Eugene McGee

Eugene McGee

At the present time, we have a flurry of GAA activity on the inter-county football scene as counties get ready for the new league campaign and, as always in the months of January and February, these competitions expose one of the greatest scandals in Gaelic games.

This is the abuse of young players generally aged 19 to 22 who are students at third-level colleges, which would include more than 60pc of players in that age group.

Every year we get horror stories of the exploitation of these young men as several different team managers compete for their attention and loyalty.

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