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Championship Proposal Update
The county championship season is now in full flight and we wish every success to all our members whether you are involved in club or county panels or both.
We wish to engage your support in lobbying your club and county officials to ensure that the issue of club fixtures its given its rightful place on the agenda when decisions are being made at any future special Congress on Fixtures and/or Hurling Championship proposals.
In the event of a Special Congress we will be seeking a proactive lobbying campaign by our members to engage County delegates. We will be in touch if and when this is announced to advise on next steps and seek further feedback.
Discussions With GAA Officials
The CPA have discussed their fixture plans with senior officials in Croke Park. The plans have been under development since late 2016 based on research of each county and both codes.
Below are the main points and the principles behind them, based on feedback from members.
Looking after the welfare of all players
o Improves games to training ratio for club & county player
o December is free of all games to allow rest
o Clubs can plan for their peak with foresight of fixtures
o County panels can be used more efficiently
Transparent Fixture Schedule for 12 months for all.
o Families and mentors and supporters can organise their lives with certainty
This clarity will significantly reduce the dropout rate in our games
All competitions will finish in the calendar season
o There will be designated club only periods for the month of April and from August onwards
o No more divided loyalties with Club V County
No more conflicts between club managers and county managers
Proposals for a workable and Competitive Tiered Championship
o Equality & fairness for every county
o Genuine chance of success for all counties
o Raises profile of GAA in all counties
o Gate receipts will increase
o Deters exodus of talent to USA in summer months
The CPA proposals are available in summary form on our website at the following link: https://gaaclubplayers.com. An infographic outlining the benefits of the CPA’s fixtures proposals is also available on our website.
We will be releasing a 7-8 page document of each proposal in greater detail at a later date to all Club Player Association members. In the event of Special Congress we will be in touch further.
To share any comments or feedback on any of the above please get in touch with us via email – email@example.com