Sunday 22 April 2018

Eugene McGee: High prices hitting crowds

Eugene McGee

Eugene McGee

ONE of my GAA friends was impressed. "So you're going to look at how the other half lives -- for a change," he said after learning that I was headed for Carrick-on-Shannon for the Allianz Football League Division 4 game between Leitrim and Carlow yesterday.

"That will soon bring you down to earth instead of worrying about Kieran McGeeney tickling Banty McEnaney's belly or Jack O'Connor kicking himself for Kerry losing that big league game against Dublin in Croke Park. And there won't be any Jedwards either," he added.

Well, surrounded as I am by counties who have spent most of their existence in the area known as 'the other half of the GAA', I am no stranger to watching these so-called 'underprivileged' teams and I have seldom been bored or depressed by what I have seen.

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