Saturday 24 February 2018

Annual bore leads to daft ideas

"The absence of lively discussion at Convention is disquieting, especially to one who is presenting his 16th annual report.

"I am not advocating long, rambling, tedious contributions from delegates but perhaps our format should be reviewed.

"How can we make Convention more dynamic, innovative and interactive?"-- Dublin CEO, John Costello.

The same sentiments probably echo around the other 31 counties as well as they go into conclave for their annual reflection.

And guess what? Costello's remarks also apply to the GAA's annual Congress where good ideas, like several of the experimental rules that came up for discussion last April, are squashed and daft proposals, such as boring holes in cups to prevent them being filled with alcoholic drink during celebrations, are passed.

'Operation Bore' was, of course, subsequently found to be utterly impractical.

But how on earth did it get through in the first place?

Irish Independent

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