Former Carlow Senior Footballer Willie Quinlan agrees with Eugene McGee’s claims that Inter-County managers have the GAA by the throat.
Speaking to KCLR, Willie says that the Inter-County scene is not as enjoyable as it was previously, and that the Club scene has been affected.
He told KCLR Sport “Ten or fifteen years ago, I think actually Inter-County players probably maybe enjoyed it a little bit more, maybe not”.
“Maybe the players that are in there are enjoying it, if they weren’t enjoying it, they probably wouldn’t be in there and that probably has a huge bearing with the club scene because lots of Inter-County players very seldom get back to their clubs to play club matches so it’s difficult for an Inter-County player who is trying to play Club and County”.
He said “It’s very difficult to be an Inter-County manager as well because you are looking to get everything you can out of a player and it’s not easy at the moment, and it’s a big problem I suppose with Carlow there at the moment, we are in Division 3 so we need to step up to another level and the players know that and that’s all part of it I think”