Monthly Archives: November 2019


Club Players Association withdraw from GAA’s fixtures task force

THE CLUB PLAYERS Association have withdrawn from the GAA’s Fixtures Calendar Review Task Force a matter of days before the body is due to deliver its recommendations to GAA hierarchy for a revamped calendar. According to a statement released today, the CPA informed task force chairman Eddie Sullivan of their decision last night. The club [...]

By | 2019-11-21T13:42:50+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Press|0 Comments

CPA withdraws from task force and criticises GAA

The Club Players Association has withdrawn from the task force established by the GAA to review the fixture calendar, alleging that its raison d’etre is to "ratify the status quo" of the inter-county football calendar and going so far as to describe the task force as a "Trojan horse". The CPA contacted the Fixtures Calendar [...]

By | 2019-11-21T13:38:05+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Press|0 Comments

CPA was never welcomed by the GAA, says Griffin

Club Players Association (CPA) executive member Liam Griffin claims the body was “never welcomed” by the GAA. Citing the official recognition motion which was withdrawn before being defeated at Congress 2017 and the transparency proposal shot down at the following year’s gathering, hotelier Griffin — an All-Ireland winning hurling manager for Wexford in 1996 — [...]

By | 2019-11-21T13:36:03+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Press|0 Comments

Stars of club finals say fixtures calendar must change

Player representatives from the four senior clubs in provincial final action this weekend have expressed their discontent with the fixtures calendar. Shortly after it broke early yesterday morning that the Club Players Association’s decision were pulling out of the GAA fixtures taskforce, Shane O’Sullivan (Ballygunner), Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh), Kieran Fitzgerald (Corofin), and Niall Daly (Pádraig [...]

By | 2019-11-21T13:34:28+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Press|0 Comments

GAA ‘surprised and disappointed’ after Club Players Association withdraw from fixtures task force

The GAA has said that it is 'surprised and disappointed' after the Club Players Association decided to withdraw from the latest fixtures task-force, just just days before that body is due to deliver its conclusions to the GAA's Management Committee and Central Council. The CPA, established three years ago to lobby for improved structures around [...]

By | 2019-11-21T13:23:34+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Club Players Association, Press|0 Comments