Is elitism pushing GAA players too far?

An ESRI report on the GAA shows that the demands made of amateur players are creating a burnout crisis for 18 to 21-year-olds

23rd September, 2018
Dublin versus Tyrone at the 2018 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship INPHO

It’s hard not to conclude that last week’s Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) report - Playing Senior Inter-County Gaelic Games: Experiences, Realities and Consequences - which is an investigation into the state of GAA sports and the demands made on players, only confirms what many people have been suspecting for a long time. That the demands on senior players have reached exceptional levels.

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