Pitch battle

The war for the heart and soul of the GAA

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
29th July, 2018
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Croke Park: the GAA headquarters are increasingly viewed as becoming insular and losing touch with what is happening at local level Picture: Inpho

“I am the GAA club player. I am the bottom of the food chain. I am the fella who must organise his whole life around the fixtures of an inter-county team I will never play for. I am the lifeblood of the Association, so they say. I love the game, but the game doesn’t seem to love me.”

Club Players Association, 2017

The GAA has walked itself, blindfolded,...

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