Saturday 10 December 2016

Under-21 All-Ireland final should be held at Croke Park too

Published 12/08/2016 | 02:30

Ballintubber’s Diarmuid O’Connor in the U21 All-Ireland final between Cork and Mayo at Ennis. Photo: Sportsfile
Ballintubber’s Diarmuid O’Connor in the U21 All-Ireland final between Cork and Mayo at Ennis. Photo: Sportsfile

The sentiments expressed by Gerald Morgan on the GAA decision to replay the All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Waterford and Kilkenny at Semple Stadium will be broadly welcomed ('Banishing Kilkenny to Thurles for replay is a disgrace', Irish Independent, Letters, August 10).

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However, the choice of venue for the replay may well have been selected following consultation and agreement with participating counties.

There is, however, an anomaly in the venue chosen for the Under-21 hurling and football All-Ireland finals, as these finals are played in provincial stadiums. I have long advocated for these games to be played at headquarters.

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