Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has insisted that the GAA has “nothing to fear” from the London Olympics or Euro 2012.
The man who has led the Red Hand County to three All-Ireland titles has spoken about the recent initiative from the GAA, which saw every county host open evenings at which fans could meet the players. Harte rejected the claim that the initiative was a response to perceived threat posed by major international events taking place over the next few months.
“I wouldn’t see it as a fear factor, nor should it be because of anything else. I think it should be a proactive thing,” he said.
“I think the GAA need to go and promote themselves at every opportunity. It’s not good enough any more to say, we are the top sporting organisation in the country. We have the best following, by and large, across the country, when you take it in its totality.”