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GAA Fixtures Review Group to be formed in late May and deliver proposals for vote at 2020 Congress

The fixtures issues continues to rage at club and county level.

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THE MAKE UP of a Fixtures Review Group will be announced by GAA President John Horan at the end of this month with their recommendations to be submitted by October/November 2019 before being voted on at Congress in 2020.

The CPA have confirmed this afternoon that four members of their executive met with Horan and Director-General Tom Ryan at a meeting last Friday, where the formation of a Fixtures Review Group was discussed.

The primary aim of the group is to aim to bring certainty to GAA fixtures for both club and county players and the following points were agreed:

  • Horan will announce an independent chairperson and committee members for the group on the week of 27 May with no more than 10 people expected to be part of it and there will be a CPA representative.
  • The group will have a remit to look at all existing structures and no idea will be off the table.
  • The first meeting will take place in early June.
  • Recommendations will be submitted to Croke Park in October/November 2019.
  • Clubs and counties will have time to review the proposal and a decision will be voted on at Congress in February 2020. If passed, the changes will take effect in 2021.

“While a lot of work remains to be done, we are optimistic that there is sufficient goodwill on all sides to deliver real and lasting change,” outlined the CPA in a statement. 

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