The endlessly adaptable Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan, Co Mayo, adds another string to its bow this weekend by hosting the association’s annual Congress. It’s a first in the province since Sligo housed the event in 2008.
It may not be Cirque du Soleil in terms of entertainment for its audience but at least the clár for this year’s Congress runs for just one day – previously congresses used to last three days, until this presumably came to the attention of Amnesty. Forty-eight motions are down for decision.
The most far-reaching is the proposed trial of a new football championship with provincial championships and two round-robin series: one for the top 16 for the Sam Maguire trophy and one for the bottom 16 and the Tailteann Cup – with status of counties to be largely determined by league standing.
There’s not much …