Joe Brolly has called for stricter restrictions to be implemented regarding club and county managers to combat the on-going problem with the payment of managers at both club and inter-county level in the GAA.
Brolly feels it’s time for the GAA to do something about it and he has proposed a simple solution to the problem.
Brolly feels that non-club members shouldn’t be allowed to manage clubs and that at inter-county level managers should be appointed from inside the county.
While in many cases managers particularly at inter-county level would receive expenses Brolly believes adopting those practices would help the organisation long-term.
Brolly told RTÉ Sport, “ We’re slowly but surely moving away from the community-based idealistic organisation that we’re meant to be.
“Now you’ve got a black market in paid managers. It’s absolutely thriving. Players are suffering like never before. It’s happening at club and county level.
“There is a simple solution to this problem, only club members should be allowed to manage club sides, and only those from a county should be allowed to manage the county team.
As inter-county teams continues to adopt professional practices within an amateur framework it’s seems the issues raised by Brolly have no short-term solution.
He received criticism form DCU Sport Scientist Niall Moyna earlier this week following his comments that modern GAA players are ‘indentured slaves’.