Saturday 7 December 2019

Club players should be up in arms, says former Down star

Conor Deegan Photo: Sportsfile
Conor Deegan Photo: Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Former Down footballer Conor Deegan believes it's club players, not inter-county players, who should be rising up over fixture issues in the association.

With the GPA considering their next move after their proposals for championship reform did not make last weekend's final cut at Central Council, Deegan, club manager at Downpatrick, said the club fixture situation was out of hand.

"I'm not a rebel but until players at club level and the clubs stand up and say, 'We can't accept this any longer', it will never change."

His comments came as Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney claimed yesterday that athletes from other sports train harder than GAA players.

"I still can't see where GAA players train that hard. Despite what people may say, any other sport trains much harder," he said.

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