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CPA survey suggests a disconnect between Tipperary players and club delegates

The results of a survey carried out by the Club Players Association (CPA) suggests that there is a significant disconnect between how Tipperary club players and how club delegates/administrators want to see the domestic championships in the Premier County structured. In recent days the CPA, led by Tipperary co-ordinator William Coleman (Gortnahoe-Glengoole), carried out a [...]

By | 2017-11-14T09:50:50+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on CPA survey suggests a disconnect between Tipperary players and club delegates

Griffin says dropout rate is a ‘crisis’

Liam Griffin has drawn a parallel between a 32-team American Football NFL and the number of counties in Ireland and asked why a fairer GAA championship system can't be devised. Griffin made reference to the American Football structures, split between NFC and AFC conferences, to highlight the need for a radical reform of the calendar [...]

By | 2017-08-17T10:57:29+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on Griffin says dropout rate is a ‘crisis’

CPA unveils proposals for protection of club games

The Club Players Association has published full details of its fixture proposals that it sees as integral to preserving the club scene in Gaelic Games. The proposals were unveiled at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown this morning. The CPA has called upon the GAA authorities to seize the opportunity presented by the forthcoming Special [...]

By | 2017-08-16T17:13:07+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on CPA unveils proposals for protection of club games

Liam Griffin: The pathway to the top is broken in so many places

Former Wexford manager Liam Griffin believes the GAA’s will to help club players has been sabotaged by the structure of the association. The 1996 All-Ireland winning boss, who is the Club Players Association’s hurling fixtures co-ordinator, considers the democratic model of the GAA to be “faulty”. It’s regularly stated by Croke Park that clubs have [...]

By | 2017-08-16T17:11:45+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on Liam Griffin: The pathway to the top is broken in so many places

“What the CPA are putting forward today, I think it’s going to happen”

Anthony Moyles and John Fogarty discuss CPA fixture calendar proposals on Off The Ball he fixture issue in the GAA has not gone away and today the Club Players Association published some proposals to amend the current calendar in both hurling and Gaelic football. Among them was a Purple Plan and Green Plan, both of [...]

By | 2017-08-17T10:57:29+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on “What the CPA are putting forward today, I think it’s going to happen”

CPA wants April declared a club-only month

Players’ body also want All-Ireland club competitions completed in calendar year On Tuesday the Club Players’ Association released their proposals for a national fixtures plan, which they believe would redress the imbalance between club and county activities. At a media launch in the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, CPA chair Micheál Briody also said talks [...]

By | 2017-08-16T17:07:05+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on CPA wants April declared a club-only month

‘At the end of the day, sometimes you have to speak up and say ‘Enough is enough”

Both Chrissy McKaigue and Aaron Kernan agree that the the All-Ireland club championships must be played in the one calendar year. During Kernan’s 11 years of service to the Armagh senior football panel, he won seven Ulster club titles (he won an eighth in 2015 after he stepped away from the inter-county panel) and three [...]

By | 2017-08-17T10:57:30+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on ‘At the end of the day, sometimes you have to speak up and say ‘Enough is enough”

CPA Update

We had constructive discussions with senior officials in Croke Park to set out the CPA’s detailed Fixture planning proposals. This was with the aim of establishing common ground and agreeing some basic principles for fixture planning at national, provincial and county level. All are interlinked so an overall approach that helps each of these is essential [...]

By | 2017-08-17T10:57:30+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Club Players Association|Comments Off on CPA Update

CPA Fixture Principles

Scheduling Each county to publish their entire Club fixtures schedule at start of each season, with guarantees from the County Board that it will not change. All-Ireland competitions must be completed in the calendar year. Continuity A regular and meaningful programme of matches is guaranteed for ALL club players from April to September Availability County [...]

By | 2018-01-11T19:13:55+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Club Players Association, Fixtures, GAA|Comments Off on CPA Fixture Principles