Thursday 22 March 2018

majority of gaa folk can see bigger picture

Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

CONSIDERING this column last week pointed out the insecurity of certain GAA folk when it comes to football matters, it's important to stress there was no intention to generalise.

The vast majority are capable of seeing bigger picture and Irish sport will be a healthier place when the protagonists work together.

There was a perfect example of this from the Sligo GAA County Board during the week. They have decided to move their county final from October 6 because of the direct clash with Sligo Rovers' FAI Cup semi-final with Shamrock Rovers at the Showgrounds.

"Sport will be the winner from this arrangement," said county board chairman Pat McGrath. "The county final and FAI Cup semi-final are the two biggest sporting occasions in Sligo this year, and it made no sense to have them clashing on the same day.

"There are many people who wish to attend both games, and I know many people from Sligo, and particularly south Sligo, who would like to attend the game in the Showgrounds. With the refixture of the county final to October 13 they will now be able to go to both games."

Their refreshing and progressive attitude should be applauded.

Irish Independent

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