Roscommon meeting briefed on possible strike by GAA players

S.D.: Where else have you held meetings prior to this week’s in Roscommon? D.F.: This is our final stop tonight, in Roscommon. We have had meetings in Dungannon, Portlaoise and Mallow before tonight. The purpose of the meetings is to explain to the players the situation and the impasse with regard to the grants and to sound them out to see what steps they want us to take. S.D.: I listened to GAA President Nicky Brennan today and he is taking a very strong line. What’s your reaction to that? D.F.: I heard him and he is taking a strong line surely, but then again we are taking a strong line ourselves. We have been piddling about with this issue for far too long so it’s good that at least everyone knows where they stand. It’s going on for the past few years now and something has to give now. Something has to be done. S.D.: Explain what exactly is on the table here? D.F.: There is €5 million there basically -given by the Government for grants to intercounty GAA players