GAA post 2020 could be a far better organisation if they take the chance to engage with stakeholders believes Mr. O’Neill.
Currently 99.13% of players playing are strictly club playera. With the rest getting the honour to wear their county jersey. Many within the club structure feel abandoned for months of the year while inter county games are going ahead. Suggestions are being made such as club fixture schedule being restructured possibly to run in tandem with the inter-county championship.
Mr. O’Neill was adamant that the organisation should cater to 100% of players while speaking with KCLR Sunday Scoreline. He stated
“The GAA Need to engage properly with clubs, properly with players. Those guys (Club players) will have a purpose going forward, they can express themselves during the summer months, and if your telling the majority of players that you don’t have a role in a meaningful way, they will just give the game up”
“If the club game dies, the county game dies”
As a club Graigue-Ballcallan GAA club will be writing to Croke Park and requesting them to engage with stakeholders