GAA pundit Joe Brolly has launched a scathing criticism of senior management in the GAA after it announced that it has implemented a new policy of not permitting any kind of messaging on playing gear in respect of campaigns and charities.
The decision will impact the Tipperary Limerick Munster SHC as both teams had agreed to wear the Dillon Quirke Foundation Jersey for the game.
Mr Dan Quirke from Clonoulty Rossmore, Dillon’s father, says the family are devastated by the GAA decision.
Tom Ryan, Director General of the GAA shared the new policy in a circular sent to GAA boards last week.
Mr Brolly says the ban on messaging does not apply to sponsorship deals which he says reveals the commercial vision of the GAA instead of a community vision based on volunteerism.
Mr Brolly has encouraged the teams and supporters to continue to wear jerseys with the logos of charities and good causes. The Dillon Quirke Foundation is raising funds to provide heart health screening for all GAA members over the age of 12. Dillon Quirke, aged 24, died on August 5th 2022, while playing for his club Clonoulty Rossmore at Semple Stadium, Thurles.