Sunday August 9, 2020

Is amateur hour coming to an end?

With more and more players walking away from careers to concentrate on playing and growth in the ‘grey’ endorsement scene, the GAA’s coveted amateur status is under threat

7th June, 2015
Michael Murphy: the Donegal star put off a year of college for a shot at another All-Ireland medal Picture: Inpho

There was simply no escaping it. Even away from the nightly viewing that Vincent Browne had become, as we peered giddily and fearfully like voyeurs into a world we never knew before, the crisis had its icy claws pawing at light entertainment too.

In April 2011, with the government quietly pumping banks full of money like a sprinter in the shadows with steroids, a flock of top GAA players popped up on The Late Late...

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