GAA Congress fails the players - Mayo News

IT really beggars belief that an organisation like the GAA — which is more or less completely centred around the 'player' (be it club or county) — has refused to acknowledge the opinions, and faciltate the best interests, of their most important ...

'Hurling will be consigned to the shadows' - Ger Loughnane concerned by Super Eight ramifications - Irish Independent

GAA pundit Ger Loughnane has voiced his concerns that hurling will be 'consigned to the shadows' after the GAA passed a motion at their annual Congress on Saturday to introduce a new round robin format to replace the quarter-final stages of the All ...

CPA gain 3000 more members in wake of Congress - Irish Independent

CPA members from left, Niall Corcoran, Aaron Kernan, CPA Executive member and Grassroots 1 CPA members from left, Niall Corcoran, Aaron Kernan, CPA Executive member and Grassroots Coordinator, Declan Brennan, Secretary CPA, left, Micheal ...

GAA's media rights can be reviewed in light of new championship format - Irish Times

There is a provision to review the GAA's current media rights deal in light of the new football championship structures adopted at Congress, although this is unlikely to add significantly to the number of live televised games. Saturday's decision to ...

Club Players Association sees surge in membership after GAA Congress - The Irish Sun

MICHEÁL BRIODY insists that the GAA's Congress did not send the Club Players Association spinning into freefall. Instead the main impact of the annual gathering snubbing the opinions of many players was to see a surge in CPA membership. Micheál ...

6 Important Congress Decisions That Went Unnoticed Amid Super 8 Gate - Balls.ie

Congress slipped into an uncharacteristic frenzy of productivity at the weekend, and dominated the GAA news cycle over the weekend as a result. The main news, of course, is hooked on the rejection of the will of many players: the passing of the Super 8 ...

'We're not going to run the GAA by Twitter': Páraic Duffy defends the 'Super 8' - The42

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN the GAA's administrators and its players cooled significantly following the reforms passed at Saturday's Congress. pjimage Podge Collins was one of the high profile names to criticise the move by Congress to bring in the ...

McConville believes GPA 'slept-in' on Super 8 move - RTE.ie

Former Armagh footballer Oisín McConville believes that the Gaelic Players Association left it much too late to voice their opposition to the GAA's new Super 8 initiative, which will replace the All-Ireland quarter-finals. The motion to introduce the ...

Kavanagh says GAA have 'pulled the wool over people's eyes' as Spillane hammers GPA - The42

Pundits Pat Spillane and Rory Kavanagh had some interesting views on the motions passed – and rejected – at the GAA's Annual Congress. By Jackie Cahill Monday 27 Feb 2017, 12:46 PM. Feb 27th 2017, 12:46 PM 7,745 Views 2 Comments. http://the42.ie/ ...

#TheToughest: Could Joe Canning's idea for hurling restructures apply to the football championship? - JOE

There's been discussion about inter-county championship structures for as long as we can remember. And you've heard the reasons for a potential change plenty of times before. "The season is too long"; "Teams don't get enough games"; "There's too much ...

GAA Not Yet Finished Meddling With The All Ireland Finals Schedule - Balls.ie

Congress, hitherto seen as that slouching democratic beast wedded to tradition and getting very little done, slipped into a frenzy of productivity at the weekend. A new president (John Horan of Dublin) was elected the night before the football quarter ...

Páraic Duffy Hits Back At Negative Social Media Reaction To Super 8 - Pundit Arena

The controversial “Super 8” proposal was passed on Saturday morning, in a move that has caused general outcry at player and club level. Under the new system, which was passed by majority of 76% of the delegates voting at the annual GAA Congress last ...

Páraic Duffy hits back at claims Congress is undemocratic and insists the GAA cannot be run by Twitter - The Irish Sun

PÁRAIC DUFFY has hit back at claims Congress is undemocratic and insists the GAA cannot be run by Twitter. The decision of 76 per cent of Congress to vote in favour of introducing a Super 8 round-robin section to the All-Ireland SFC was met with dismay ...

Weekend Takeaways - TodayFM

The GAA will not be run by Twitter. The response by Paraic Duffy to social media's take on 2017 Congress at Croke Park. To say the feedback from the twittersphere wasn't positive is an understatement. I'm probably the wrong person to assess the rights ...

All-Ireland football final could be before hurling in 2018 - RTE.ie

Next year's All-Ireland finals are likely to be on the last two Sundays in August following GAA Annual Congress's landmark Championship restructuring at the weekend. The Association's highest authority voted on Saturday to bring two of the biggest days ...

Eugene McGee: Power of modern managers is the elephant in the room - Irish Independent

'If ever there was a definition of the term 'elephant in the room' 1 'If ever there was a definition of the term 'elephant in the room' in any gathering of people this was it. This time the 'elephant' consisted of GAA team managers.' Photo: Ray McManus ...

Páraic Duffy: We're not going to run GAA by Twitter - Irish Independent

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail and director-general Páraic Duffy in conversation before the annual 1 GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail and director-general Páraic Duffy in conversation before the annual Congress at Croke Park. Photo: Ray McManus/ ...

GAA on a collision course with players over structural changes - Irish Times

You knew the Club Players' Association were in for a rough day at Congress a good four hours before the motion to recognise them even made it to the floor. The debate on Páraic Duffy's championship proposals had been going for over 40 minutes when ...

Seán Moran: GAA is entering unfamiliar territory - Irish Times

The GAA has entered unfamiliar territory with the decisions taken at the weekend's congress. Whereas there was relief and satisfaction that the principal motions for championship reform were accepted on a trial basis, it is hard not to feel that they ...

A rundown on how Congress voted on the key motions - the Irish News

A rundown on how Congress voted on the key motions. GAA director-general Paraic Duffy speaking during the 2017 GAA Annual Congress at Croke Park in Dublin. Picture by Ray McManus/Sportsfile. Cahair O'Kane. 27 February, 2017 01:00 ...