Tuesday 26 September 2017

Sky-high prices justified as GAA fights for community values

'GAA is supposed to be more than a game, and hurling is supposed to be the purer form of the GAA' Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
'GAA is supposed to be more than a game, and hurling is supposed to be the purer form of the GAA' Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Eoghan Corry

It was great, it was Gaelic, but, to paraphrase Pádraig Pearse, it was not free.

The tumult of the Thurles crowd at 8.30pm last Saturday indicated something momentous was happening at Semple Stadium.

The accompanying crescendo on social media indicated that the GAA was about to go through one of those periodic existential crises that haunts the national game.

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