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GAA “Open” To Letting Current Season Run Into 2021

GAA President John Horan has outlined that the association would be open to letting the 2020 season run into 2021 should it be unable to be completed by the end of the year. The recent coronavirus pandemic has decimated the sporting calendar, with GAA one of a plethora of sports who have felt the effect of the global crisis. The …

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Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of The Annual GAA Congress

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The Annual GAA Congress takes place this weekend with a number of contentious issues will be voted upon. To help you navigate the weekend’s proceedings, we have compiled this simplified guide to the Congress and the main issues up for debate. _____ When?  The Congress kicks-off at 7.30 pm on Friday, February 28, and continues on Saturday with formalities resuming …

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“For The Guy That Bridges Both Then These Things Are Unfortunate.”

GAA president, John Horan, insisted that a Croke Park double-header involving the Cork senior footballers and hurlers was not feasible this weekend.  Both teams are set to head to HQ this weekend with the footballer’s facing Dublin on Saturday evening in phase one of the super 8s while John Meyler’s hurlers face old rivals, Kilkenny, on Sunday. Many thought it …

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John Horan: Review Of GAA Funding Not On The Agenda

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GAA President John Horan has said that the association has no plans for a review into GAA funding, believing that the current model is progressive.  The GAA have been criticised for their allocation of funds in Leinster particularly, with Dublin receiving almost €18 million in development funds between 2007 and 2018. Cork were the next highest recipients with €1.4 million …

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GAA Accept Invitation To March In Dublin Pride For The First Time

The GAA will be represented in this year’s Dublin Pride festival for the first time in its 36-year history. The news was announced on Friday’s airing of the Late Late Show when openly-gay referee, David Gough, confirmed that the GAA had accepted an invitation from event organisers. “As a result of our discussions, Eddie McGuinness, manager of the Pride Parade, …

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‘Football Could Learn A Lot From Hurling About Tiered Championships’

John Horan believes football can learn a lot from hurling about the benefits of having a tiered championship system.  Speaking at yesterday’s launch of the McDonagh, Ring, Rackard and Meagher Cups competitions, the GAA president highlighted Carlow as a “shining example” of why football should follow hurling’s lead. “Our football counterparts could learn an awful lot from hurling about the …

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John Horan: ‘Pretty Clear’ Where The GAA Stand On Border Poll

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GAA president, John Horan has given the clearest indication yet on where the association would fall should a border poll on Irish unity come to fruition. The subject has been discussed at great length in the past number of weeks after former Armagh captain, Jarlath Burns, stated that the nature of the GAA’s official guide meant it would take the …

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GAA To Table Motion For LGFA & Camogie CEO’s To Sit At Top Table

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John Horan, today became the first ever GAA President to address Seanad Éireann on a number of issues currently facing the Association.  The big talking point to come out of his speech was his call for the GAA to build stronger ties with the Ladies Gaelic Football and Camogie Associations. Both the LGFA and Camogie Association currently operate under a …

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Horan On New Rules: We’ll Have To Wait And See How Managers Evolve

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John Horan has admitted that the decision to scrap the experimental handpass rule for this year’s Allianz Football League, divided opinion within the Central Council. The GAA President admitted that last Saturday’s meeting was one of the longest debates he had been involved with, and a number of factors came into making the decision. “Some people felt, having witnessed it …

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John Horan Defends GAA’s Decision To Increase Ticket Prices

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GAA President, John Horan has defended the organisation’s decision to increase ticket prices, whilst admitting that there is a risk of attendances dropping further. Horan said the decision to hike the prices was made because it was the only solution possible to ensure a commitment to increase the revenue that was going towards club development grants was kept. “The decision to …

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Horan To Meet With GPA But Expects No Change To New Rules

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GAA President, John Horan, has agreed to meet with the Gaelic Players Association to discuss their concerns over the experimental rules in Gaelic Football.  However, according to RTE Sport, Horan doesn’t envisage any changes to the proposed rules regardless of the meeting. Many of the proposed changes to the Gaelic Football rules were sanctioned at an Ard Chomhairle meeting of the GAA …

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GAA Elects New President At Its Annual Congress

2016 GAA Annual Congress, Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, Co. Carlow 27/2/2016 A view of the stage ahead of today's Congress

The GAA has announced the election of a new president at its annual congress. Dublin native John Horan has won the vote, beating off competition from Sean Walsh, Frank Burke, Martin Skelly and Robert Frost for the right to replace Aogán Ó Fearghaíl from next year. In total Horan was elected the office with an overwhelming majority of 144 out of …

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