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Split-season solution will ultimately harm the GAA

Martin Breheny


Congress consensus worrying as there were other solutions to fixtures’ crux

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A view of an empty Croke Park during last December's All-Ireland senior football final. Fixing the fixtures problem without bringing the All-Ireland finals forward to July was easily achievable. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

A view of an empty Croke Park during last December's All-Ireland senior football final. Fixing the fixtures problem without bringing the All-Ireland finals forward to July was easily achievable. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

A view of an empty Croke Park during last December's All-Ireland senior football final. Fixing the fixtures problem without bringing the All-Ireland finals forward to July was easily achievable. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Other than where the evidence is so overwhelming as to be unquestionable, I regard consensus with suspicion.

But if everyone is on the same side, is it not always right? No actually. It’s all too easy to fall in line with the populist vibe of the time, where the loudest and most persuasive voices exert a disproportionate influence.


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