New Director General shares CPA's fixtures concerns

April 18, 2018

GAA Director General Tom Ryan.
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The Club Players' Association's objectives are not "unreasonable", according to newly appointed GAA Director General Tom Ryan.

Striking the balance between club and county fixtures is, arguably, the biggest challenge facing the Carlow native and, speaking to The Irish Independent, he said: "What they're seeking to achieve is not unreasonable.

"Everybody would like to see it get to that stage where we have a decent fixture programme mapped out in advance for people.

"It's how you go about doing that because there are all manner of local complexities attached to fixtures born out of the size of different counties."

Meanwhile, Ryan didn't rule out the prospect of a two-tier football championship in the future but wouldn't be in favour of counties amalgamating.

He also confirmed that there will be no increase in the number of televised championship matches, currently 45, despite the increase in games in both the football and hurling championships.

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