Declan Lynch: All aboard daily PR hokum express
The scale of the extravagant scam that is The Gathering is quite daunting, writes Declan Lynch
LAST week, when Dessie Farrell of the GPA spoke of GAA players developing problems with gambling, and how the issue had taken some people by surprise, we felt it necessary -- in the service of truth -- to remind ourselves that it was not really that surprising. Or at least, it was not surprising to regular readers of this paper, who did not see it as "a steam train" suddenly coming down the tracks in recent months.
Indeed at this paper, we know that steam train very well -- if I may extend the image, we have seen it stopping at Platform One several times a day, for a long time now.