Pay the cost to hire the boss?

The current debate over whether to pay GAA managers is taking place against a backdrop of financially-struggling clubs, counties and provinces, writes John Burke.

22nd January, 2012
Pay the cost to hire the boss?
Dublin lift the Sam Maguire Cup at Croke Park last September: their county board is opposed to managers receiving payments. Photo: Inpho

As GAA officials met this weekend at Croke Park to consider proposals on payment to senior inter-county hurling and gaelic managers, differences of opinion are emerging over how such a radical move could be funded.

While many in the GAA are publicly adopting a neutral stance on the issue, the chairmen of the two most successful counties - Dublin and Kilkenny - are among those who remain unconvinced of the merits of paying managers.


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