Saturday 16 December 2017

Evans 'double-job' given ok

THE GAA has confirmed that there is no barrier to stop John Evans combining his unique position as Tipperary's Director of Football with his county management duties, WRITES LIAM KELLY.

Evans became the first coach in the country to be made a county Director of Football when the appointment was announced on New Year's Day.

There were concerns expressed in some quarters that this paid job was a breach of the amateur code, but a GAA spokesman confirmed that the position conforms to the Association's Official Guide.

Headquarters sees it as a Games Promotion Officer's role under a different label, and the rules allow for salaries to be paid to employees of the Association.

Evans has been given a three-year contract by Tipperary to develop the Premier County's football structures.

Irish Independent

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