Motion 19 was defeated at the GAA's Special Congress at Croke Park earlier this afternoon and some have since taken to Twitter to air their views on the decision.
Terribly disappointing.— Colm Parkinson (@Woolberto) October 23, 2021
A proposal that had such support amongst players and gave them more meaningful games in Summer didn't get enough support amongst administrators. Whole system is a joke.
Over to the GPA now, I know what I'd do https://t.co/YrGwVd9rdt
GAA, again kicking can down the road. Proposal B was not perfect, but it was tweakable. Hopefully real change will come in 2023 or 2024 #ProposalB— James McMahon (@mcmahon31j) October 23, 2021
Gutted 😪 Proposal B may not have been perfect but tweaks could have been made down the line. All GAA fans want is fairness and teams at a similar level playing each other. 80% of Players and 51% of Congress can’t be too far wrong. Hopefully this shows the need for change #GAA https://t.co/8ul2MPUkeo— Rónán Hourican (@ronanhourican) October 23, 2021
Very disappointed for players & supporters throughout the country that Proposal B was not successful today. There is now an opportunity & urgent need to consult again & bring back an amended proposal to Congress in February. Change is needed and we have to listen to our players.— Michael Duignan (@DuignanMichael) October 23, 2021
A chance for a change but NO we stick with what clearly isn’t working 🤷♂️ #Gaacongress— Anton Sullivan (@antonsullivan1) October 23, 2021
An awful pity. Proposal B wasn't perfect but it was a start. What a moment in the sun can do for Counties big and small is immense. Players ignored.— Alan Kinsella (@electionlit) October 23, 2021
Ugh. Another few years of the crock of shit provincial systems. They’re a dead duck, only prolonging the inevitable and wasting time that be used to tweak things to what we need. https://t.co/diqzzq8exF— Eamon Mc Gee (@EamonMcGee) October 23, 2021
Any Lads looking for a club in Sydney give me a Shout. 🟢🟡 https://t.co/v6mnMiEOxz— Paddy O'Rourke (@PaORourke89) October 23, 2021
It has been a hall of fame few weeks for the worst arguments sober GAA people have ever made in public https://t.co/RyCHhXaMC1— Eoin Sheahan (@EoinSheahan) October 23, 2021
Proposal B would have easily crossed the line if the players had a vote. It should be a priority going forward to give players a say in what rule changes happen. They are they ones giving it everything, training 6-7 nights a week to provide this great entertainment. #gaa— Paul Cashin (@PaulCashin_) October 23, 2021
Tunes blaring out of GAA special Congress. https://t.co/5Gov8yr7u9— Alan O'Mara (@AOMTHECAT) October 23, 2021
Disgraceful. Players should strike. The provincial championships bar Ulster are dead. https://t.co/2L3yfHkmHj— Beans (@EoinHoward1) October 23, 2021