Buckley keen for "for all three associations to work together"

October 02, 2020

Cork's Rena Buckley.
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Cork legend Rena Buckley says she hopes the strange year that 2020 has been will help to make further change in the GAA.

Speaking on the RTÉ GAA podcast, Buckley said she sees the unique year as good an opportunity as any for the GAA, Ladies Gaelic Football Association and the Camogie Association to all work closer together going forward.

"It would be beneficial for all three associations to work together," said the 18-time All-Ireland winner.

"The GAA has a slogan at the moment, 'Everyone Belongs' and I would love to see everyone belonging to a Gaelic games family.

"It would be fantastic for everybody involved. I think it's the future for us. 

"The ‘One Club’ idea has been taken on board by some clubs around the country and I think that is excellent. On the ground, you are dealing with the same families in your community.

"It’s a great idea, but I think it needs to be brought forward to ‘One County’. Across the three associations, we need to work together. We need to share our facilities, we need to share our fixture list and keep player welfare to the forefront." 

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