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GAA Presidential candidate Frank Burke pledging to help rural clubs

GAA Presidential candidate Frank Burke says improving the plight of vulnerable clubs in “fractured” rural Ireland is one of his chief policy priorities.

Burke is bidding to become Galway’s first GAA president since the late Joe McDonagh held office from 1997 to 2000 and has committed himself to helping the many clubs on the brink of extinction in rural Ireland.

Speaking in today’s Irish Examiner, Burke says through his capacity as Chairman of the National Games Development committee, he has become aware that there are a number of clubs across the country who he would consider at this point in time as vulnerable.

He went on to say that we must support their survival and ensure there is a future for them if at all possible.

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