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Everyone Had The Same Reaction As 'Proposal B' Was Defeated At Congress

Everyone Had The Same Reaction As 'Proposal B' Was Defeated At Congress

Today could have been a historic day in the GAA.

For too long, conversations in the sport have been dominated by the need for real reform to the championship structures. It is clear the current format is not working, with too many meaningless and one sided games and weaker counties exiting the championship at the start of the summer every year.

There was finally a chance to change that this afternoon, but the delegates decided against bringing in 'Proposal B', a format which would have linked league and championship, giving teams the opportunity to compete at their own level.

Despite the players being heavily in favour of the proposal, it will not be happening. For now, hammerings at the provincial level every summer will live on.

The reaction to the news has been exactly as you would have expected. The most dominant narrative is that the GAA continue to trail behind the times, remaining resistant to change and unconcerned about what the players actually want.

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There is a real appetite for change amongst the GAA public, but those with voting rights in the association itself seems completely resistant to any such moves.

Proposal 'B' had its flaws, but one could have hoped any issues could be ironed out in the years ahead. Instead of trialling a system that may not work, we are sticking with one that we know for certain doesn't.

That sums up the madness of this decision.

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Gary Connaughton

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