Model supporters swap tickets to give older folk a seat
There was standing room only – and the only preparation of any consequence the dead man made for his wake was to die.
The relatives weren't exactly the kind of people who would admit to mistakes. Their spokesman explained it thus: "It wasn't that we didn't have enough chairs, but too many people came to the wake."
Semple Stadium in Thurles holds about 53,000. They have plenty of seats, but too many people want to go the the double-header involving Wexford, Limerick, Tipperary and Dublin.