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Crisis brings an opportunity and struggling clubs need GAA's help more than ever

Michael Verney



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CPA chairman Micheál Briody: ‘We’d all hope to get out on the playing fields and we’re all very accepting of change’. Photo: SPORTSFILE

CPA chairman Micheál Briody: ‘We’d all hope to get out on the playing fields and we’re all very accepting of change’. Photo: SPORTSFILE

SPORTSFILE

CPA chairman Micheál Briody: ‘We’d all hope to get out on the playing fields and we’re all very accepting of change’. Photo: SPORTSFILE

The GAA produced a manifesto this time last year which was distributed to clubs around the country but many deemed the sentiments of 'Where We All Belong' to be out of touch with what was happening at grassroots level.

With the inter-county game turning into a runaway train, many clubs and their members felt like they were being left out in the cold and that the Association's vision had veered away from a community focus to a financial focus.

The GAA was never supposed to be about money with its core principles engrained in the community and it may have taken something as drastic as the coronavirus for those beliefs to have been redressed.