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Should we allow competition among children?

The GAA are to clamp down and bring sanctions against those involved in providing any form of competition for players under the age of 12. The association has reminded counties that there “is no facility, under association rule, for any competitive aspect within these games”. As it stands all games played at U12 level and below are under the banner of Go Games, which are intended to be non-competitive. This clampdown will mean that any blitzes or events involving players under 12 can no longer include any form of score-keeping or competitive, knockout element, with no finals, winners or losers. Andrea Gilligan was joined by Cahair O’Kane, Sports Journalist with the Irish News and others to discuss...

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11.55 24 May 2023


Should we allow competition among children?


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11.55 24 May 2023


The GAA are to clamp down and bring sanctions against those involved in providing any form of competition for players under the age of 12. The association has reminded counties that there “is no facility, under association rule, for any competitive aspect within these games”.

As it stands all games played at U12 level and below are under the banner of Go Games, which are intended to be non-competitive.

This clampdown will mean that any blitzes or events involving players under 12 can no longer include any form of score-keeping or competitive, knockout element, with no finals, winners or losers.

Andrea Gilligan was joined by Cahair O’Kane, Sports Journalist with the Irish News and others to discuss...


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