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Citing the official recognition motion which was withdrawn before being defeated at Congress 2017 and the transparency proposal shot down at the following year’s gathering, hotelier Griffin — an All-Ireland winning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 — believes there was no interest in the GAA hierarchy to work with the CPA.

“[Take] a guy of 27 when we (CPA) started out first — he’s now 30. He’s in the autumn of his years anyway and we haven’t really addressed the problem because of the structures that we have. We were never welcomed. We didn’t expect a big welcome for the CPA,” he said.

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