“I have joint captains always. I don’t believe in one leader. I believe in an amount of leaders, I love having an amount of leaders and being in it together.”
LAST Saturday, the GAA held their first ever online Congress with 47 motions up for debate. 37 were passed with the introduction of the sin bin in hurling taking much of the headlines.
One other motion that garnered debate was the decision to prevent joint-captains from lifting trophies together. From now on, one player must be nominated to lift a trophy in an effort to “tidy up things around the periphery of match day presentation,” according to the Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan.
In the wake of the ruling, Wexford co-captain Matthew O’Hanlon described the decision as “nonsensical.” Alongside Lee Chin, O’Hanlon lifted Wexford’s first Bob O’Keefe trophy in fifteen years when they won Leinster in 2019.
Limerick’s McGrath cup title last January was met with joint-captains Iain Corbett and Donal O’Sullivan lifting the trophy together in the Mackey Stand.
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