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GAA's stronger, less ambiguous line is better late than never and makes U-turn worthwhile

Frank Roche


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U-TURNS tend to get a very bad press but sometimes it’s best to view them through a positive prism: if the original action (or inaction) flies in the face of logic, then there's nothing wrong with a volte-face.

Or even, in this case, taking a stronger and far less ambiguous line.

A week ago, the GAA hierarchy wasn't planning to punish any counties that ignored the ban on collective inter-county training before September 14.