Friday 23 March 2018

Kildare fans deserve bang for their buck

Kildare chairman Padraig Ashe took to the airwaves yesterday to defend the €20 entry fee to last Sunday's county hurling finals in Newbridge.

Patrons complained to KFM that it was excessive, on the basis that the standard of hurling is lower in Kildare than its football equivalent.

Ashe pointed out that the decision to charge the same at the hurling and football finals was agreed by the clubs last spring.

Admission prices present a common problem around the country, where charges are often set without reference to the quality of the fare on offer.

Some counties differentiate between their hurling and football finals, depending on the status enjoyed by either sport, but surely it should apply everywhere. After all, just because they're county finals, it doesn't mean they're of equal standard.

As for Kildare, they have a real cracker on the football final menu next Sunday when great rivals Sarsfields and Moorefield clash in Newbridge.

Irish Independent

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