Disbanding football board ‘would set Tipp football back forty years’

Friends of Tipperary Football Chairman Pete Savage asked County Board Chairman Sean Nugent to clarify what the position is in relation to the future of the Football Board.

Friends of Tipperary Football Chairman Pete Savage asked County Board Chairman Sean Nugent to clarify what the position is in relation to the future of the Football Board.

A directive from central Council to County Boards suggested that no sub committee (which the Football Board is) should be elected anymore.

Rather, it was promoting a practice of appointing and Sean Nugent informed delgates that is likely to come up for discussion at Congress next Spring. He did not know what the outcome of this would be, but he did tell delegates that Croke Park officials feel that they already have enough backing legislatively speaking to implement the changes.

Mr Savage responded by saying that such a move would set Tipperary football back forty years and he urged the Chairman to do all in his power to prevent this from happening.

The newly elected Football Board Chairman, Joe Hannigan, also ured the Chairman to stand up for Tipperary in this regard.

Friends of Tipp Football

As Chairman of the Friends of Tipperary Football, Pete Savage also told delegates that support organisations, such as theirs, will find the going much harder in the coming years to raise funding, but every effort will be made to ensure that support is put in place to allow Tipperary to compete at the highest level.

Having mentioned a number of fundraising initiatives for the next season, he asked clubs to come on board and help out.