Tuesday October 27, 2020

GAA has a higher goal in its sights

GAA president-elect Liam O'Neill believes the potential exists to promote hurling to an overseas audience - including the world's biggest market, China. John Burke reports.

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Liam O'Neill: 'We will go into new areas and actively recruit young players'. Photo: Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

GAA president-elect Liam O'Neill has ambitious plans to expand the map of hurling and Gaelic football. In his sights are the disparate "virgin ground" of recently-built west Dublin housing estates and mainland China.

The Laois-based national school principal takes over at the helm of the association on Saturday. He is enthusiastic about the possibility of increasing awareness of Gaelic games overseas, but he is also keenly aware of domestic challenges - and opportunities - for...

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