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Poll: Has the time come to officially pay inter-county GAA managers?

This issue won’t be going away any time soon.

Derek McGrath is currently taking time out from his teaching job to focus on the Waterford senior hurlers.
Derek McGrath is currently taking time out from his teaching job to focus on the Waterford senior hurlers.
Image: Mike Shaughnessy/INPHO

FORMER WATERFORD HURLER John Mullane grabbed the headlines this morning with his call for payment for inter-county GAA managers. 

Citing the example of his brother-in-law and Waterford senior hurling boss Derek McGrath, five-time All-Star Mullane insists that the time has come for managers to be paid a full salary rather than just expenses and associated costs.

McGrath opted to take time out from his teaching job this year to concentrate solely on preparing the Déise hurlers for the summer’s championship campaign.

Bearing in mind how much time is devoted to the running of an inter-county team, it will seem a reasonable suggestion to many, as top managers are also trying to hold down regular day jobs at the same time.

John Mullane Former Waterford hurler John Mullane. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Many backroom team members, particularly medical staff, are paid for their services and perhaps managers deserve a full-time wage for the efforts they put in?

But we want to know what you think.

We’re asking if the time has come to officially pay inter-county GAA managers?

Let us know.


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