The Football Review Committee (FRC), chaired by Eugene McGee is a committee set up by Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Liam Ó Néill. The FRC has been tasked with carrying out an overall assessment of Gaelic football as it stands today and report back to the Uachtarán later this year. The Uachtarán wants to have a national debate on football so that all interested people can have their say and see if there is a need to make changes. As GAA club members are the largest single unit in the Association, the FRC are anxious to have as many views from club players and members as possible.
The FRC is contacting thousands of people, including players, managers/coaches, officials, spectators and others interested in football for their views and suggestions by means of a Questionnaire, emails and face-to-face conversations with people all over Ireland and abroad.
The FRC would now like to encourage all club members to complete, if you have not already done so, the online Questionnaire which you can found at the website, www.frc.ie.
As you will see, the FRC are seeking views on club and under-age football as well as county teams and your views are particularly important for that. We are constantly reminding everybody that club players make up over 98 per cent of GAA members and the majority of these are footballers. Very often public opinion and GAA decision-making are unduly influenced by the words and actions of a tiny minority who are involved with intercounty games. Now, there is the chance for club members to have their say by communicating with the FRC. If you would like to send us an email about any particular items regarding football we will be delighted to get them. The address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not already done so, I hope you will make time to fill out our Questionnaire as soon as you get a chance. Over 2,000 club members have already completed it but we would like to get many more views on football matters.
Eugene McGee, Chairman, Football Review Committee.