THE long-awaited strategic plan for Clare GAA has finally been published, five years after the plan was first mooted for the county on the back of the findings of a Croke Park report.
The ‘Clare GAA Strategic Vision and Action Plan 2011-2015’ has been secured by The Clare People this week, just as it enters into the final two years of its implementation.
In 2011 it was revealed by The Clare People that the Clare County Board was the only county in Munster without a Strategic Plan. An audit showed that county boards in Kerry, Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Tipperary had published their ‘Strategic Plan’ as directed to under the terms of the GAA Vision and Action Plan 2009-2014, which left Clare as the only county in the province that didn’t put a plan to print.
Cork led the way with the publication of its plan in April 2010 and was followed by Kerry in June of that year. Waterford was first out of the blocks in 2011 when it published its plan in April, while the Limerick and Tipperary county boards followed in June and August 2011 respectively.
However, now it has emerged that the Clare plan was completed in 2013, but the Clare County Board decided against publishing it because it was felt that the terms were already being acted upon and there was no point circulating the blueprint two years into the implementation phase.