The Gaelic Players Association recognised how strange it was to be reporting on a full year of normal activity in 2019 when we are in the midst of the strangest of sporting years in 2020.
A total of 1,448 players were aided or assisted in some manner by the Association in 2019 with 81 per cent of net revenues being ploughed back into providing services across the three pillars of representation, welfare and development.
The discussions that have taken place loudly in the media and to a slightly lesser extent within the body of the GAA about the timing of club and county fixtures in 2020 was an area that we covered in our discussion with CEO Paul Flynn just before he went into yesterday’s AGM.
The relationship between the GAA and the GPA is described as very professional but with some tension as you would expect.
Watch back below as we talk through the highs of the year and the challenges all the way up to how the 2020 PwC All-Stars might be determined.