GAA Roundup

The GAA action in the Shannonside Northernsound region was somewhat curtailed last night due to the inclement weather conditions.

In the Monaghan Junior Football league, Clones enjoyed a 5-20 to 0-8 win over Scotstown in a round 14 encounter.

There are already a number of concerns of scheduled matches for this weekend right across the region and Saturday Sport will be announcing all of the changes in fixtures as they occur.

In off the field events the Club Players Association (The CPA) are considering their options ahead of the Special Congress which is scheduled to take place later this month.
Monaghan native and secretary of the recently formed movement, Declan Brennan and his colleagues at the top table have circulated a survey to their members asking the question: ‘Are you in favour of club players holding a protest at the GAA’s Special Congress?’.
Brennan has been vocal on the issue this week and was quoted in the media as saying “The way I see our Association at the minute, it’s a bit like having a brand-new Mercedes outside your house and nothing in the fridge to eat.”
The experienced administrator went to add that “We are flagging that everything is going so well, but it’s not. It’s definitely not.
There is a divide coming. It’s going to get bigger and bigger and there is going to be more and more non-events as in games but at the same time families are paying €35 a pop to go to games in Croke Park.”
The Special Congress is scheduled to take place on September 30th and the Monaghan native added: “We want to escalate it as well because of the way it is going, and what can be done.
“From our last survey, 95% of our members wanted us to escalate what we were doing, put more pressure on to get something done. That’s what we are doing and we are consulting with them to plan our way forward.
“We feel this Special Congress, from a club perspective is a non-event. It goes way short and it’s actually pathetic to the point that there is nothing done.”