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Tipperary County Board to host Club Forum as part of Structures debate

Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 1:17pm
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Tipperary County Board to host Club Forum as part of Structures debate

Paudie O'Neill

Tipperary County Board to host Club Forum as part of Structures debate

Paudie O'Neill

Tipperary County Board have organised a Club Forum as part of debate over changes to club championship structures in the county going forward.

The Forum will take place next Tuesday night, October 17th in the Dome, Semple Stadium, starting 7.30pm.

Each of the 72 clubs in the county are invited to to send 5 delegates, which must include 2 adult players, plus the Club Chairman, Secretary and Co Board delegate.

The purpose of this Forum is to ensure every club is fully informed in advance of the November County Committee Meeting when the format of the 2018 championships will be decided, likely to include significant changes forced about by the changes to the inter-county hurling and football championships which come into effect next year. 

The format of the forum will be see presentations from former Tipperary Senior Hurling selector Paudie O'Neill (member of the GAA's National Hurling Committee), Peter Twiss (Secretary, Kerry Co. Board), a representative of the Tipperary CCC, and a Player's representative. 

The presence of Peter Twiss is due to the fact that as part of a proposal from the County Strategic Review Committee earlier in the year proposes the elimination of the link between the divisional and county championships, something which was done in Kerry in the past and he will give his views on how it has worked out.

Following the presentations, delegates will be divided into workshops on topics related to Club Championships from which feedback will be generated to possibly come up with a concensus on the best route to go down in terms of streamlining club structures to give more definition to the club calendar.

The evening will be wrapped up with an Open Discussion to chaired by Tipperary County Council CEO Joe McGrath in which players, officials can give their views on the future of club hurling and football in the county.

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