Recent comments by the GAA Head of Games, Pat Daly, and the AFL Talent Manager, Kevin Sheehan, show that influential figures on both sides are willing to bring the hybrid code series back onto the calendar, but also that different perspectives remain.
talks of the need to stamp out violence, Sheehan of cultural differences that are hard to resist under big match pressure.
Director of Games
, Pat Daly
, was quoted in the Melbourne Herald Sun
as saying the GAA wanted a meeting by late July to discuss ways to resume the International Rules Series.
spoke of the majority of elite level Gaelic footballers wanting the chance to represent Ireland: "The players are very much in favour of it and want it to continue".