John Connellan has called on the GAA to take action to help struggling counties in the Leinster Senior Football Championship.
Speaking about his letter urging the GAA to disperse funds to counties on a more equal basis, Connellan said that the minimum requirement “has to be” that the same funds given to Dublin should also be awarded to other Leinster counties.
Highlighting the struggles of his own county Westmeath, Connellan said : “We need more games development and coaching money just to give us a fighting chance”.
The former Westmeath footballer also spoke about the Dublin County Board becoming self-sustainable in recent times due to sponsorship deals with AIG and Ballygowan as well as numerous other lucrative deals.
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Whether Connellan’s call for help will be answered adequately by the GAA remains to be seen but his letter has brought the unequal playing field between Dublin and other Leinster teams to the fore.