I see the GAA is dividing almost a million euro among Antrim, Carlow, Westmeath and Laois to promote minor and Under 21 hurlen in these counties. This is a real joke. What about Minor/U 21 development in Down, Derry, Armagh, Donegal and Kerry etc. Taking about closing the gap - this is making the gap bigger. Down and Donegal had great success last year winning their respective competitions - some funding would help them kick on and compete at a higher level. Armagh have done well over recent years, but look like they are going backwards. Again funding may help them. This is a kick in the teeth for hurlen gaels in Down, Derry, Deonegal etc. Absolute joke!
The money is not just being handed out to the four counties as downhurlingman and the down senior manager (Irish News yesterday)seem to think All those counties have to apply on a yearly basis with a coherent strategy and plan, clear measurable objectives and purpose, SWOT analysis etc.. and only then are funds released annually. Bricktop is completely right to pose the question is that happening in Down and you would have to say probably not A hurling review was announced in Down and as yet still no word of the findings to the best of my knowledge or has the report been released