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The opportunity is there to change the fixtures calendar

“The opportunity is there to fundamentally change the fixtures calendar” – CPA Secretary Tommie Kenoy With clubs up and down the country preparing for an accelerated return to play following last Saturday morning’s announcement by GAA headquarters, and ahead of what will be a truncated inter county season in the Autumn, CPA Secretary Tommie Kenoy [...]

By |2020-06-25T07:56:39+00:00June 25th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on The opportunity is there to change the fixtures calendar

Counties break GAA guidelines and the GPA is doing zero to stop it

The GPA’s silence is deafening - not a single word from the inter-county players body at a time when it’s members need it most. Why? Click here to read full article

By |2020-06-23T09:16:07+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Counties break GAA guidelines and the GPA is doing zero to stop it

CPA want GAA to halt ‘coercion’ of players by county managers

The Club Players Association (CPA) has bulked up its executive team with a number of well-known former and current GAA players and challenged the GAA's leadership to ensure that county managers cannot "coerce" players into training before their club championship programmes are completed. Click here to read full article

By |2020-06-23T09:15:23+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Press|Comments Off on CPA want GAA to halt ‘coercion’ of players by county managers

CPA warn condensing club championships would be ‘sacrilege’

Club Players Association [CPA] chairman Micheál Briody has said it would be "sacrilege" for the GAA to condense club championships in order to give inter-county teams a larger window of preparation. County players are expected to come under huge pressure to complete club championships and also be present for inter-county training from September onwards particularly. [...]

By |2020-06-23T09:13:08+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Press|Comments Off on CPA warn condensing club championships would be ‘sacrilege’

CPA calls on Croke Park

CLUB Players Association chairman Micheál Briody says shortened club championships are “sacrilege” and that sanctions must be imposed on counties that breach the guidelines on a return to inter-county training. A survey conducted by The Irish News last weekend found that a significant majority of counties will favour round-robin championships, many of which be finished [...]

By |2020-06-23T08:57:52+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Press|Comments Off on CPA calls on Croke Park

We have been suppressed by various people in the GAA

THE CLUB PLAYERS Association [CPA] have called on the GAA to apply sanctions to protect the time allocated to run off club championships later this year. The GAA have provided an 11-week window for county boards to run-off club championships from 20 July, but some competitions will finish sooner than required to give the county [...]

By |2020-06-23T09:20:29+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Press|Comments Off on We have been suppressed by various people in the GAA

GAA must step up to ensure counties don’t get unfair advantage

Laois hurling manager Eddie Brennan has called on the GAA to be “strong” in ensuring “a level playing field” for all counties preparing for the championship. Brennan pointed out that condensed club championships have the potential to give some counties an unfair advantage in preparation: Wexford plans to run off its entire club hurling championship [...]

By |2020-06-23T09:10:46+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Press|Comments Off on GAA must step up to ensure counties don’t get unfair advantage