South Secretary raises concerns over club scene changes

In his report to the South Board GAA convention Secreatry Noel Byrne said a lot of changes had been imposed on the division in recent years and he expressed concern at the impact changes made to games structures at senior and intermediate grades would have in the future.

In his report to the South Board GAA convention Secreatry Noel Byrne said a lot of changes had been imposed on the division in recent years and he expressed concern at the impact changes made to games structures at senior and intermediate grades would have in the future.

He said senior clubs in our division who depend on the cheque at the end of the year for the survival of the club in the good years will in future be well down and with the financial constraints that were there may not get any money. He expected the club scene to change dramatically in the next few years because of emigration and financial issues.The times were changing,he said, and while g-mail, smart phones, laptop, twitter, Facebook, and other new forms of communications may have a plus the downside of that would could mean an intrusion of privac.

He said the volunteer in the association would soon be a thing of the past and he hoped the GAA can survive the changes particularly with other sports getting a big foothold in rural Ireland.