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Sports Law Expert Contradicts GAA’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh Claims

Professor and Director of Sports Law at Melbourne University Jack Anderson has outlined that there may be no need to wait for the GAA Congress’ permission to hold Liam Miller’s testimonial at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Anderson outlined in a tweet that s5 1(A) of the GAA guide could give the Central Council discretion to sanction the use of Páirc Uí Chaoimh “for purpose not in conflict with aims” of the GAA.

He then went onto say that despite not enjoying referring to the testimonial in such “cold legal terms”, Anderson still believes that this is enough discretion for the GAA to host the game at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

During the week the news broke that the GAA had made the 45,000 seater stadium unavailable for Liam Miller’s testimonial in September as a rule change at the GAA Congress would be required as every pitch apart from Croke Park must first gain permission from the GAA for any outside use.

The decision had been met with much criticism from the sporting as many feel that the cause should outweigh the rules in this instance.

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Author: Oisin McQueirns

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