Donegal sec brands football "dull and less attractive to watch"

December 06, 2018

Donegal's Paddy McBrearty with Jonny Cooper of Dublin.
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Donegal county board secretary Aideen Gillen has branded a Gaelic football as “becoming dull and less attractive to watch” in her annual report to the county convention.

Tonight’s convention takes place in Ballybofey, where Gillen will read her report which pulls no punches over the state of the game today.

“Most people agree that Gaelic football is becoming dull and less attractive to watch with the emphasis on teams putting negative plans in place to prevent their opponents from play,” Gillen says in her report of which segments have been published in today's Irish News.

“Indeed, far too much priority is given to physical fitness and strength to the detriment of skill that in the past made Gaelic football one of the world’s greatest field games.”

She added: “Experimental rules are again being implemented in the forthcoming NFL and one must hope we can bring Gaelic football back to the enjoyable and skilful game it once was.”

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