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GAA grounds open to other sports? Congress 2018

  • 25-02-2018 9:26am
    Closed Accounts Posts: 8,724 ✭✭✭ nice_guy80

    Did I read correctly that a decision was passed at congress allowing clubs to open their grounds to other sports??

    How did that fly in under the radar and not get coverage in the media?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,805 ✭✭✭ Brian017

    Cause it's only overseas grounds, not the ones in Ireland

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,724 ✭✭✭ nice_guy80

    Brian017 wrote: »
    Cause it's only overseas grounds, not the ones in Ireland
    that is very hypocritical if you ask me

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,519 ✭✭✭ munchkin_utd

    nice_guy80 wrote: »
    that is very hypocritical if you ask me
    A wee bit late seeing this, but the rule change was to deal with a technicality in that clubs and county boards abroad may have to go into a joint ownership arrangement with non GAA clubs in order to get a facilities at municipal grounds. Its not the GAA building grounds and letting in soccer, its the GAA getting cut price grounds from local authorities but they have to formally cooperate with other sports on their joint ownership and use.

    Thanks to the pull that the GAA has with the government, that's not a situation that exists in Ireland because the legal agreements can be shaped to suit the GAA rule book, which is not a flexibility that exists abroad.