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Monday 11 December 2017

Counties don't think before they act

Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

IT'S surprising how many county officials are now questioning the November-December training ban in their end-of-year musings.

After all, it was the counties who put it in place by supporting a motion at Congress. There's a long-standing pattern here.

Counties often support a proposal without really considering the implications, only to question it afterwards, while giving the impression that it's "that crowd up in Croke Park" who are responsible. Remember when Division 4 counties were banned from the All-Ireland football qualifiers a few years ago?

There was virtually no opposition at Congress, yet war broke out when eight counties were barred from the qualifiers, although none of them had voted against the proposal.

Yet, they later acted as if the decision had nothing to do with them.

Irish Independent

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