Tuesday 22 October 2019

Munster chief slams plan to halt all development

MUNSTER Council chairman Sean Walsh has dismissed the proposal that all major GAA structural developments at national and provincial levels be put on hold, labelling it "a sledgehammer approach."

Tipperary club Moyne-Templetuohy has put forward a motion for Monday night's county convention, proposing that the GAA defers major projects and instead redirects the finance saved to helping cash-strapped clubs to survive.

But Walsh believes that it would be unfair to prevent prudent clubs and counties that have the funds proceeding with any developments.

"I believe that is a sledgehammer approach to the whole issue," he said.

"You can't penalise the clubs and counties that have been prudent and that have the money to do the work."

With Cork hoping to redevelop Pairc Uí Chaoimh and Kerry looking to proceed with developing a training facility at Currans, Walsh said: "There are some projects that can't be cut."

Walsh also warned that counties need to "be prudent" in their expenditure on training inter-county teams.

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