It’s one of a number of ideas put forward at their official launch in Dublin today.The CPA says changing the fixtures calendar is its key priority and they hope to be officially recognised by the GAA at next month’s Congress.
Adley Rutschman is heading to the Orioles organization.Baltimore selected the 21-year-old from Oregon State with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 MLB Draft on Monday. Rutschman is just the fifth catcher ever to be taken with the top selection, as noted by ESPN. “It’s hard to understate it — it’s a huge opportunity,” Orioles general manager Mike Elias said before the draft, via the Associated Press. “Any time you’re picking high in the draft, not just the No. 1 pick, but a top-10 pick, you’ve got a pretty good shot of really getting a franchise cornerstone. But it’s not a 100% shot by any stretch of the imagination. It’s probably more like 50-50 if you look at the historical records of it. So you feel a lot of pressure.”There’s a big upside to the opportunity, but nobody has a crystal ball and it’s not easy to nail.”The Royals selected shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. out of Colleyville Heritage High School at No. 2 and the White Sox followed by picking University of California infielder Andrew Vaughn. Vanderbilt outfielder J.J. Bleday (Marlins) and Hagerty High School outfielder Riley Greene (Tigers) rounded out the top five. MLB Draft 2019: Every Round 1 pick PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool1.OriolesAdley RutschmanCOregon State2.RoyalsBobby Witt Jr.INFColleyville Heritage HS (TX)3.White SoxAndrew VaughnINFCalifornia4.MarlinsJ.J. BledayOFVanderbilt5.TigersRiley GreeneOFHagerty HS (FL)6.PadresCJ AbramsINFBlessed Trinity HS (GA)7.RedsNick LodoloPTCU8.RangersJosh JungINFTexas Tech9.BravesShea LangeliersCBaylor10.GiantsHunter BishopOFArizona State11.Blue JaysAlek ManoahPWest Virginia12.MetsBrett BatyINFLake Travis HS (TX)13.TwinsKeoni CavacoINFEastlake HS (CA)14.PhilliesBryson StottINFUNLV15.AngelsWill WilsonINFNC State16.DiamondbacksCorbin CarrollOFLakeside HS (WA)17.NationalsJackson RutledgePSan Jacinto College North (TX)18.PiratesQuinn PriesterPCary-Grove HS (IL)19.CardinalsZack ThompsonPKentucky20.MarinersGeorge KirbyPElon21.BravesBraden ShewmakeINFTexas A&M22.RaysGreg JonesINFUNC Wilmington23.RockiesMichael TogliaINFUCLA24.IndiansDaniel EspinoPGeorgia Premier Academy (GA)25.DodgersKody HoeseINFTulane26.DiamondbacksBlake WalstonPNew Hanover HS (NC)27.CubsRyan JensenPFresno State28.BrewersEthan SmallPMississippi State29.AthleticsLogan DavidsonINFClemson30.YankeesAnthony VolpeINFDelbarton School (NJ)31.DodgersMichael BuschINFUNC32.AstrosKorey LeeCCalifornia MLB trade rumors: Mariners ‘trying to trade everyone’ “It’s everything I’ve always dreamed of,” Rutschman told MLB Network after he was drafted. “This is an unbelievable feeling. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”His first interview after being selected #1 pic.twitter.com/wzGkNJFN59— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) June 3, 2019Rutschman slashed .411/.575/.751 with 17 home runs and 58 RBIs for the Beavers this season. He also threw out base stealers at a 48.1% rate. Related News Ron Darling’s thyroid cancer ‘stabilized’; Mets analyst to return to TV booth The potential top #MLBDraft pick can get it done from both sides of the dish!@BeaverBaseball’s Adley Rutschman takes you through his swings from each side.See if he goes #1 – Monday on MLB Network! pic.twitter.com/B6rWFlAEjX— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) May 31, 2019Rutschman was considered the consensus top prospect in this year’s draft.“So many people have asked me, if you had one negative thing to say about him, what would it be? I always tell them, nothing,” Oregon State interim coach Pat Bailey told Sports Illustrated last month. “There are a lot of really good players, but this guy’s going to be a game-changer.”Rutschman was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year and the conference’s batting champion. He’s a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country, as well. Fernando Tatis Jr. injury update: Padres rookie phenom (hamstring) to start rehab