Michael Duignan interview: ‘We’re all supposed to be part of the GAA, but some counties are run completely differently to others’

Two-time All-Ireland winner Michael Duignan, the chairman of the Offaly county board, holds forth on changing his county’s fortunes and why the GAA needs to do more to allow smaller counties to compete in the modern era

Michael Duignan, chairman of the Offaly County Board, celebrates with Aaron Brazil after the U20 Championship final match Roscommon and Offaly at Croke Park last year. Picture: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

This coming summer, for the first time in 30 years, an Offaly GAA team will take to the field without the Carroll’s Cuisine logo emblazoned across their jerseys.

The move will mark the end of one of the longest-running commercial partnerships not just in the GAA, but in all of Irish sport.

It will also mark the beginning of a new commercial partnership between Offaly GAA and Glenisk, after it announced a five-year sponsorship deal ...