John Martin

John Martin – Player welfare only for top tier?

John Martin was surprised at some of the things that Brian Gavin (Centre) and Brendan Cummins told Joanne Cantwell (left) on the most recent episode of the Sunday Game

In his column in this week’s Gaelic Life, John Martin explains his surprise at some of the comment made by the Sunday Game commentators about the issues facing top tier hurlers by Brendan Cummins and Brian Gavin.

“There were other concerns raised about the new format for the top tier, in relation to players’ recovery time and the potential for players to be forced to take more time off work,


“I don’t remember concerns being raised for the Ring, Rackard, Meagher Cup and Leinster qualifier group teams who have been playing round robins for years.

“Until this year Ulster teams have combined these commitments with the Ulster Championship, with county games on a Saturday and club games on a Sunday.

“But player welfare seems to be an issue for top tier players only.”

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