GAA Angry Fans

The List of Shame of poorly managed venues, currently headed by Páirc Uí Chaoimh, has been joined by not one, but two Cusack Parks – the one in Ennis and the other one in Mullingar – plus Wexford Park. Once again, fans are angry about badly organised stewarding, crazy starting times and ticketing arrangements. What a way to honour Cusack’s name in the 125th year of the Association he helped to found?

AS A TIPPERARY fan, the Munster Final on Sunday was a strange but enjoyable experience, delight with the senior success and disappointment with the minor loss.   I have to comment on our treatment of the Waterford minor team after they received their well deserved trophy.   The idea of a torch run and the celebrations for 125 years were excellent.   However, could someone not have delayed the torch ceremony by just five minutes?  The Waterford minors had just been handed their cup and deserved their lap of honour but this was cut short by the ‘Torch Arrival and Hand Over’ just at the very time when they should have been the absolute centre of attention. I`m sure it won’t have dampened their enthusiasm but it showed a lack of respect for their achievement.

Tipp Man.

AFR’S SHOUT:   A generous comment, Tipp Man.   I’d be surprised if the Waterford minors even noticed, they were on such a high and, sure, they may yet get an even bigger lap of honour on September Sunday in Croke Park.   That’ll make up for any slight felt.

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