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We're wasting an ideal time to fix the fixtures dilemma for once and for all

Colm O'Rourke


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'What would be wrong with a master fixtures plan coming from Croke Park with a complete revision of the season and a rebalancing between county and club?' (stock photo)

'What would be wrong with a master fixtures plan coming from Croke Park with a complete revision of the season and a rebalancing between county and club?' (stock photo)

'What would be wrong with a master fixtures plan coming from Croke Park with a complete revision of the season and a rebalancing between county and club?' (stock photo)

I have read many considered pieces over the last couple of months on the subject of fixtures in the GAA. The words that kept cropping up most were 'amend', 'reform', 'improve', 'adjust' and, my favourite, 'recalibrate'. The general drift has been that this period of inactivity is an opportunity for a major overhaul of the fixtures calendar.

So whose job is this? Should it be driven from the top or the bottom? In most organisations, the generals give the orders and the troops march. This would be a great time for the full-time staff in Croke Park, who are free at the moment from the running of games, to come up with a plan for the future.


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