Thursday, November 26, 2015

Super Clubs, Super Rangers

The Irish Post draws a good comparison between Crossmaglen Rangers and Nemo Rangers, pointing out how these two powerhouses in club football prioritise coaching young players and keeping all players involved with their clubs.

Templates many other clubs would like to replicate.

GAA Club Players 'Demoralised'

Senior club players are 'very frustrated and demoralised' according to Donal Murphy, Chairman of Rathmore GAA Club.

The Examiner reports that their frustration is such that the players and management of the club were behind a motion put to the Kerry County Board to  postpone all SFC games between July's Munster final and Kerry's exit from the All-Ireland football championship.

They were so fed-up with the current situation that they would prefer to know in advance that they have no championship games at all in the summer months, than to be training for games that may or may not happen.

Thankfully, the Kerry board have rejected the proposal but it demonstrates the feelings of club players in the GAA who want certainty in the fixtures and to be able to plan their lives.

Recently on newstalkTomás Ó Sé, having experienced a season as a club player he thinks they get a 'raw deal' and are 'struggling to get their voice heard'.

Club players come second. It's time to change that.