Saturday 16 December 2017

'Who gives a f*** about them' - Clare star Collins leads players' anger after Super 8 motion passed

Jack O'Toole

There has been a divided reaction to the GAA Congress’ decision to change the structure of the All-Ireland senior football championship, with a round robin system to replace the quarter-final stages from 2018.

Congress passed the motion by 76% to 24% with a round robin system of two groups of four teams to replace the current quarter-final stage. The new system will be trialled on a three year basis from the 2018 season onwards with the news receiving a mixed reaction from the GAA community.

Read more: Confirmed: The 'Super 8' is coming into the All Ireland SFC in 2018

Clare hurling star Podge Collins was one of the strongest critics, tweeting:

"Players club & county don't agree but who gives a f*** about them."

The Gaelic Players' Association and the Club Players' Association both opposed the introduction of the 'Super 8' format.

However, former Monaghan footballer Dick Clerkin welcomed the passing of the proposal.

Here is how some members of the GAA community reacted to the news:







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