Kerry Manager Calls For Players To Be Better Compensated

Eamonn FitzmauriceKerry manager Eamon Fitzmaurice has called for inter-county players to be better compensated for the sacrifices that they have to make. The All Ireland winning manager says that the expenses paid to players need to be revised to reflect the changes in the standards of living since they were first introduced. The scheme, which caused massive controversy when it was introduced in 2002, hasn’t been updated over the intervening 12 years. Fitzmaurice believes that the players deserve better… [audio_player src=””] A small piece of history was made north of the border last night. Róisín Jordan is the first ever female county board chairperson, having been elected unopposed in Tyrone last night. The Eglish clubwoman has served five years vice-chairperson under the outgoing Ciarán McLaughlin. James Kavanagh has decided to step away from the inter-county game. The forward says work and family obligations have left him unable to commit to Kevin Walsh’s Galway side for 2015. Kavanagh suffered an injury-plagued 2014 having transferred from his native Galway at the start of last year.