As many of us may know by now, Galway Gaa are holding a review of all matters Galway football. A task team has been put in place to look at all aspects of our game in the county which include, referring, fixtures, the progression of development squads and the whole administration aspect of things!. This is a long time in coming however, as the internal state of Galway football has not been the best of late, whether it be games being cancelled for reasons suchs as timing and foolish times of year for them to be played or the standards of refereeing in the county. All might look okay on a national level with our club’s and inter-county teams performing at a high level but with there is alot of ‘nitty-gritty’ problems.
As stated on the Galway gaa website, there was alot of view gathered from online surveys, clubs, schools and other areas with an interest in the development of our game!. The task team now come into effect to put all those view together (as well as there own) to get the very best out of everything Galway football wise. The task teams views will be brought onto the county board, where from there they will decide. Interestingly, the people who have been involved in the review are as follows: Pádraic Ó Céidigh ( CEO of Aer Arann, Galway football sponsor), former Galway senior footballer John Tobin who is now coaching developer for Connacht Gaa and another name, Seamus O’Grady who was underage chairman for many years and is now the football board secretary is also involved along with former Galway senior manager Liam Sammon.
In my opinion, it is about time that a review of this standard is a long time in coming, they are finally taking the internal issues serious, to develop all aspects of the game in the county which will surely benefit many areas of our clubs teams and inter-county teams in the future!