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From fixtures to finance, GAA making sure coronavirus crisis isn’t being wasted

Colm Keys


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Limelight: Ballyhale Shamrocks’ TJ Reid (right) in action against Niall Brassil of James Stephens during their Kilkenny SHC semi-final – yet another gripping club offering. Photo: Sportsfile

Limelight: Ballyhale Shamrocks’ TJ Reid (right) in action against Niall Brassil of James Stephens during their Kilkenny SHC semi-final – yet another gripping club offering. Photo: Sportsfile

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Limelight: Ballyhale Shamrocks’ TJ Reid (right) in action against Niall Brassil of James Stephens during their Kilkenny SHC semi-final – yet another gripping club offering. Photo: Sportsfile

Winston Churchill is largely credited with the assessment that a good crisis should never be wasted.

It's been doing the rounds quite a bit over the last few months with working from home and distance learning among the areas that have seen, in the short term at least, certain quality-of-life improvements for those used to a different way.

The GAA has long been lumbered with the perception that it is innately conservative and that the wheels of change are slow to turn. Not true under quite a few headlines from infrastructure to coaching and games development and inclusion to name just a few.