There is a word in regular use nowadays which is designed to strike fear and uncertainty within most club and county teams.
That word is emigration — a word indeed that we all rather foolishly thought had all but been declared redundant. Sadly, that is not the case.
Instead, scarcely a day goes past without some unit within the GAA confirming that a player, or worse still players, have departed these shores in search of employment elsewhere.
If the ongoing recession is biting into most businesses, organisations and, indeed, voluntary bodies then the GAA is certainly taking the brunt of what is a significant hit.
For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.