Offaly GAA at an 'all time low', says Gavin

July 15, 2017

Referee Brian Gavin accidently gets struck in the first half as both teams are involved in a tussle.
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All-Ireland hurling final referee Brian Gavin reckons Offaly GAA has hit rock bottom.

The Faithful County has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently. First Pat Flanagan was sacked as football manager. This was followed by resignation of the hurling implementation committee en bloc and a walkout by Birr GAA chairman Willie Rigney and secretary Dave Bolger in frustration at the lack of big hurling games being fixed for St. Brendan's Park at the July county board meeting.

At the same meeting, Gavin - in his capacity as Clara GAA chairman - said something drastic needed to be done to turn the county's fortunes around.

"We need help and we need it fairly quick. We can't keep going the way we are going," he said.

Gavin is part of a five-man committee charged with overseeing the appointments of Offaly's senior, U20 and U17 hurling managements for 2018.

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