GPA to vote against Paraic Duffy's Super 8 proposal
THE Gaelic Players Association will vote against Pauric Duffy's 'Super 8' proposal at the GAA's annual Congress this weekend.
It emerged tonight that GPA members voted by a margin of 70pc to 30pc against the motion - championed by director-general Duffy - to replace the All-Ireland quarter-final knockout round with two round-robin groups of four.
Taken in tandem with this week's latest denunciation from the Club Players Association, it means that the two player representative bodies - at club and county level - are standing steadfast against the plan.
Whether this will influence a sufficient number of counties to block the move remains to be seen. The proposal requires a two-thirds majority for its introduction on a trial three-year basis.
However, the GPA is backing motions that would see the All-Ireland senior finals played by the end of August and the playing of extra-time in all drawn matches bar provincial and All-Ireland finals.