More counties voice doubts over on-field presentations

More counties voice doubts over on-field presentations

More county chairmen have joined the backlash against the GAA’s efforts to end mass pitch invasions, expressing their reservations with recent attempts at on-field presentations.

The County Board in Kilkenny is considering a complaint against Croke Park after claims that some of their supporters were assaulted by stewards immediately after their All-Ireland hurling final success.

Chairmen from the Dublin, Kerry and Tyrone county boards have questioned the idea of on-field presentations, with Jerome Conway of the Kerry County Board saying: "I’m not against the idea of presenting the trophy in the centre of the field but if there is going to be an alternative it should be visible to everybody."

"I would say that there is merit in continuing the Hogan Stand presentations but the GAA would want to do something to prepare for the pitch invasions," said Dublin chairman Gerry Harrington.

Pat Darcy of the Tyrone County Board has said: "My own opinion would be that people should be allowed onto the pitch."

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