Full-time officer needed
WICKLOW needs a full-time hurling officer. So says Carnew Emmets club man Jim Bob Doyle in his report to Convention.
“Looking to the future I can only see one thing. Wicklow hurling needs a full-time hurling person,” he wrote.
“Our boys are crying out for someone whose job would be to look at all things to improve hurling in the county and to answer to a committee that their sole aim is for the betterment of hurling in Wicklow.
“This has to be done and with the finance in Wick- low under pressure Croke Park and Leinster council will have to act on it.
“Their answer will be that we already have six fulltime staff in place. We need a hurling development officer. More than likely their reply will say they can’t afford it. “However, our answer will be that they can! “It’s more important for the future of hurling than it is to start paying the players.
“Our football clubs will probably say they need a football development officer. But with 39 football clubs, they should be strong enough,” he wrote passionately.