Saturday 10 December 2016

Jacob courtesy sets fine example

Published 14/09/2011 | 05:00

IT still remains a mystery to us as to why the GAA hasn't followed the ladies' football lead and introduced countdown clocks.

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And we spotted something else at last Sunday's camogie All-Irelands that could also add greatly to football's All-Ireland days.

After lining up to greet the Taoiseach, the Wexford team, led by captain and eventual match-changer Ursula Jacob (pictured above), turned left and came down along the line, shaking hands with all of their Galway opponents before trotting into position for the pre-match parade.

It was a nice sporting gesture, surely one that would add greatly to the men's big days.

And another thing. Given the important role that team managers play nowadays, should they not be allowed to stand with the teams and meet the president of Ireland?

Irish Independent

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