Audio: Martin McHugh on importance of Club Player’s Association


A new organistation aiming to be an active and progressive voice for all Adult GAA Club Players has been launched today in Dublin at the home of All-Ireland Club Football Champions Ballyboden St. Enda’s.

Players are encouraged to register for the Club Players Association at

One of the aims of the association is to tighten the inter-county playing season, and to have the All-Ireland Championships wrapped up by the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Cóilín Duffy spoke at today’s launch to Martin McHugh, who is a keen supporter of the organisation.
“If we want to solve it, we will solve it. We need to allow county players to play club football,” McHugh said.
“Now is time we started doing something about it.”
McHugh returned to club management in 2016 when he took the reigns of his home club Kilcar, who reached the Donegal SFC final and won the All-County Football League.
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He said: “It’s plain to be seen that players aren’t enjoying it. We have to get back to enjoying the whole thing again.”

A Laois native, but with a keen interest in Donegal Sport, Cóilín has been covering Sport for a variety of media since 2003. A fluent Gaelgeoir and keen GAA enthusiast. He followed every inch of Donegal's memorable four-day homecoming celebrations in 2012

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