Wednesday 23 October 2019

Curious case of GPA's vote

'The GPA pointed to their position that the CCCC (fixture-makers) should be empowered to decide on the venue for the Super 8s’ neutral games.' Stock image
'The GPA pointed to their position that the CCCC (fixture-makers) should be empowered to decide on the venue for the Super 8s’ neutral games.' Stock image

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Curious case of GPA's vote

Here are some questions I put to the GPA. Did they ballot their members regarding the Donegal motion on Croke Park being used as a home venue for a 'Super 8s' game? If so, what was the result? If not, why not, since the motion impacted directly on county players? How did the GPA representative at Congress vote on the issue?

The response was as follows: the GPA's National Executive Committee decide on what position to take on Congress motions and, if no consensus can be found among them, the membership is balloted. "That was no not the case with regard to this year's motions."

The GPA also pointed to their position that the CCCC (fixture-makers) should be empowered to decide on the venue for the Super 8s' neutral games, as opposed to being pre-designated as Croke Park.

Can we take it then that a consensus was agreed on the Donegal motion by the Executive Committee, rendering a ballot unnecessary? Question is: which way did they go? Are the membership not curious about how their organisation voted at Congress?

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