SPORT: WEXFORD GAA CLUB’S IDEA ABANDONED AFTER BEING ACCEPTED
A Wexford GAA club has expressed dismay that their idea, which was accepted by the governing body of the association, has now been abandoned.
Clonard GAA proposed that a clock hooter time keeping mechanism be used in all matches.
The club first came up with the new time keeping mechanism in 2010 and took it successfully through the Wexford convention and onto the national congress where it was passed.
It was not implemeted the following year with Central Council of the GAA citing cost issues.
The motion was back on the agenda again at the following years congress and it was again passed.
Trials were then held using the system in last years third level competitions with a view to bringing it to the All Ireland championships this year.
However Central Council has now decided to bring a motion to next month’s conference to scrap the new rule altogether.
Commenting on the situation chariman of Clonard GAA club Ger Cashman expressed dissapointment saying what’s the point of clubs having motions passed if this is what happens.