Tuesday 21 November 2017

Time for GAA to start treating boys and girls the same

'A level playing field between women playing the sport is important but it also has to be level when stacked against the men’s game.' Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
'A level playing field between women playing the sport is important but it also has to be level when stacked against the men’s game.' Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Sinead Kissane

Sinead Kissane

When a "level playing field" was given as the reason for not having Hawk-Eye in use at Croke Park on Sunday for the All-Ireland Ladies football finals, it felt like some version of Trumpist ridicule was at play.

A majority of representatives had voted at a meeting of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) Central Council earlier this year not to use Hawk-Eye.

Why? Because, we're told, it would not be fair to the players who wouldn't play at Croke Park. It felt like the fight for the moral high-ground was already in action.

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