Off The Ball: Dublin's monopoly of Croke Park needs to be challenged
Never-ending home advantage is one of the great failings of the Leinster Championship
Published 13/05/2015 | 02:30
This old chestnut again, I'm afraid. You know the story. Not since Pearse Park in 2006 have the Dublin footballers stepped foot outside of Croke Park on a summer's day. It is one of the great failings of the Leinster Council.
Our beloved championship already has more than its fair share of structural quirks and seemingly immovable traditions, but in recent times the organisation has deemed fit to create a brand new imbalance.
And that word, imbalance, is at the very heart of everything which is already wrong with current structures.