Sport Hurling

Saturday 21 April 2018

Deise fan has case worth an airing

ARISING from the controversy over Waterford's offer to play the Munster hurling final in Thurles, thus conceding home advantage to Tipperary, in return for a 'sweetener', a Deise reader raises an interesting point. While accepting that Waterford don't have a ground with the required capacity for a championship game, he asks why it has never benefited from the huge financial input made by the county's fans, not just to the provincial council, but also to host towns. A counter argument is that if Waterford haven't built a stadium capable of holding a championship game, then they deserve nothing. It's not one I subscribe to, by the way, because there are too many large stadiums in Munster as it is without adding another.

On balance, the Deise man has a case worth hearing.

Irish Independent

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