THE DONEGAL PRO, ED BYRNE, has said that inaccurate teams being submitted by clubs for match programmes are doing a ‘disservice’ to supporters.
Byrne, who was returned to his position unopposed for another term, told yesterday’s County Convention that he has endured ‘difficulty’ in getting teams for inclusion in programmes.
“This needs to be addressed by the clubs and by the county,” the Killybegs clubman said in his report.
“A programme takes at least 14 days if we wish to gets good quality one together. It is frustrating for everyone to see on the day changes to a team line out; players not wearing numbers as per programme is creeping in also and needs to come to an end.
“Paying spectators deserve to get an accurate picture of the activity on the pitch and we’re doing them a disservice by not providing this.”
Byrne also touched on the subject of Donegal GAA and its clubs embracing social media and said that the Board must be prepared to accept criticism through those channels, as well as praise
“On a few occasions I have been asked why we leave negative comments on the account,” Byrne said.
“It is better to allow the person to allow the person to make their point rather than remove, mute or block them from the account.
“I believe in following the views of the communications department in Croke Park. Their view is that we need to allow criticism because when we start to challenge or remove comments, people will become more frustrated with us.
“Tweets are an opinion of people and do not always require or warrant a reply. We should only reply on a point of information and we should not enter into debate…In the last 12 months the level of complaints regarding social media has been minimal and this is a very positive step.”Tags: