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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

Accepting Páraic Duffy reform will leave “lasting damage” says Chrissy McKaigue – Irish News

DERRY and Slaughtneil dual star Chrissy McKaigue says that Congress accepting Páraic Duffy’s proposals for Championship reform will “leave a lasting damage on the fabric” of the GAA. McKaigue is currently preparing to play in his second All-Ireland semi-final in as many weeks when his club take on Leinster champions Cuala for a place in [...]

By | 2017-02-23T16:56:26+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Club Players Association, Fixtures, Press|Comments Off on Accepting Páraic Duffy reform will leave “lasting damage” says Chrissy McKaigue – Irish News

If Not Now, When Will the Clubs Be Heard? – CPA on Fixtures Crisis

CLUB PLAYERS ASSOCIATION PRESS RELEASE Speaking ahead of Congress CPA Chairman has said the proposed fixture proposals do not address the concerns of Club players. Micheál Briody Chairman said: “Once again we ask, why can these proposals that have been promoted so aggressively and single-mindedly by the GAA not be parked, so that we can [...]

By | 2017-08-17T10:57:35+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Club Players Association, GAA|Comments Off on If Not Now, When Will the Clubs Be Heard? – CPA on Fixtures Crisis

Club Players Association – Fix The Fixtures Statement

Club Players Association Statement on official launch of the association, in Ballyboden St. Endas GAA Club. 1.1 Since the idea of a Club Players’ Association was floated in the autumn we have been inundated with emails and calls from Club Players expressing their frustration at the way in which our fixtures are managed.   1.2 [...]

By | 2017-01-24T14:09:39+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Club Players Association, Fixtures, GAA|Comments Off on Club Players Association – Fix The Fixtures Statement

CPA make their bow by targeting massive shake-up of fixture list – Belfast Telegraph

The newly-formed Club Players Association have pledged that, "as an Association, if we have to slaughter a few sacred cows along the way, so be it," in their aim to make the fixture schedule fairer to the vast majority of Gaelic games players. That comment came from CPA Chairman Miceál Briody from a top table [...]

By | 2017-08-17T10:57:35+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Club Players Association, Fixtures, GAA|Comments Off on CPA make their bow by targeting massive shake-up of fixture list – Belfast Telegraph