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Colm O'Rourke


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GAA president John Horan. Photo: Sportsfile

GAA president John Horan. Photo: Sportsfile

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GAA president John Horan. Photo: Sportsfile

Last week, the GAA got tough. Neither John Horan nor Tom Ryan should have to speak softly and carry a big stick, but if county boards don't or won't carry out directives from Croke Park then the whole organisation becomes ungovernable

Imagine if clubs also decided that they would pick and choose what directives they would like to implement. It would closely resemble anarchy and I did feel sorry for both Ryan and Horan that in trying to do the right thing with a club window, they ended up in the manure.

After the latest online meeting, where those with power had to wield it, peace seems to have broken out.