Correctly or incorrectly – we’ve all know where we stand ourselves on this particular issue – but GAA officials aren’t traditionally associated with radical, left-field thinking.
And while County Secretary Timmy O’Keeffe might not consider himself a radical, his 2010 County Convention report looks set to be one of the most fascinating ever brought before delegates.
Not only does he tackle elements of the age-old East/West split, much of which seems plainly illogical in so small a county as Waterford’s, but he also addresses the great stadium debate. Up to a point, at least.
While other counties pressed on with stadium overhauls during the Celtic Tiger years, Waterford chose not to. That this was partly down to the location of a potential new ground rather than rainy day thinking on the County Board’s behalf is undisputed.
Should a partly State-funded sportsground be constructed in time at WIT’s Carriganore campus as part of a University project, then Waterford GAA’s decentralisation there would all but be a given.