Hey Internet, the GAA want your ideas to improve Gaelic football
As part of a review process into the state of Gaelic football, a site will be launched soon where you can offer your suggestions to the lads at HQ.
We all have ideas to improve Gaelic football. Going 13-a-side, a shot clock and a complete ban on fisted points are some of the best and worst we have heard but it seems, at last, we will have a chance to influence the decision makers.
Currently the Football Review Committee (FRC) is in the process of, well, reviewing football, and they are about to turn to the fans and set up a site where your ideas about the game can be submitted.
Speaking in the Irish Examiner today, chairman Eugene McGee says: "The website will be crucial because it will give anybody and everybody, those who write to newspapers and journalists and so on, the chance to submit their opinions on Gaelic football in email or whatever.
"It’s a good democratic process and we’ll see what happens. We will study and read them all — thousands of them, whatever it is."
So, you heard the man, he will read them all. Whether he will act on them is another matter but we expect Eugene and the rest of the FRC will have some interesting reading once the site is launched next month.
"We have to hear what hundreds and probably thousands of people want to say about these things,” added McGee.
"At the end of it then, we’ll look at a consensus and propose things to the president but we’re not the decision-making body. We’re the information-making body, really."
The plan is for the FRC to submit a report to GAA president Liam O’Neill by the end of October and that the debate on changes will move up a gear at that point.
So, start preparing your ideas now and if you want to send a few our way, just leave a comment below.