Roscommon GAA to meet over underage fixtures clash

The Minor Board of Roscommon GAA will meet this week to discuss a solution to the fixtures clash between underage Gaelic football and the Roscommon and District Youth Soccer League.

In a statement to the Roscommon People today (Monday), Roscommon GAA said: “As the Roscommon GAA Minor Board, we are responsible for putting together the Gaelic football underage fixture calendar which is one of the most important but yet difficult administration roles within the county.

“We did not sit down to intentionally clash with other codes. This year our age grades have changed, which has created the difficulty. Our clubs voted to change from U-13, U-15 and U-17 to U-14, U-16 and U-18.

“Our U-18 players who are in their final year can now play both minor and adult football which also impacts on our fixtures. This leaves us with very little room around manoeuvring fixtures and it is simply impossible to create a fixtures programme that works around the schedule of countless other activities.

“We will hold a meeting this week with our clubs in the hope of finding a resolution”.