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GAA Congress Votes Overwhelmingly To Ban Gambling Sponsorship


In recent years, there have been some high profile examples of top GAA players struggling with gambling problems. The likes of Cathal McCarron and Oisín McConville have been quite vocal on their issues.

Today, the GAA have made a major statement on the issue at Congress by voting overwhelmingly to ban sponsorship by gambling companies. The motion was brought forward by Mick Rock, of Connacht GAA.

A 93% majority of the 270 delegates voted in favour of the proposal. It was revealed by the GPA that a significant number of members seek counselling for gambling issues.

This is a revolutionary move by the association, leading the way in the country. Last year, the FA in England took similar measures.

This move has been met with widespread praise at the GAA sets standards on the issue.

Author: The PA Team

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