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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THE CLUB PLAYERS Association have withdrawn from the GAA’s Fixtures Calendar Review Task Force a matter of days before the body is due to deliver its recommendations to GAA hierarchy for a revamped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The Club Players Association has withdrawn from the task force established by the GAA to review the fixture calendar, alleging that its raison d’etre is to "ratify the status quo" of the inter-county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 Citing the official recognition motion which was withdrawn before being defeated at Congress 2017 and the transparency proposal shot down at the following year’s gathering, hotelier Griffin — an All-Ireland winning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

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”