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Current events have given the GAA authorities a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take radical but necessary steps 

Pat Spillane


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The GAA now has an opportunity to re-draw the calendar

The GAA now has an opportunity to re-draw the calendar

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The GAA now has an opportunity to re-draw the calendar

EVER since the first Irish patient was diagnosed with the coronavirus last month there was a sense of inevitably about the sports shutdown. It was just a question of when. 

The late Bill Shankly suggested otherwise, but in the real world public health is more important than sport.

When faced with a crisis the GAA responded as you would expect the biggest and most influential civic organisation in the country to do. They acted in the public interest.