Joe Brolly: ‘The GAA is being seduced by capitalism’

Money will destroy the organisation, claims pundit

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
23rd July, 2017
Joe Brolly: the former Derry star believes the GAA’s links to the community are being eroded Picture: Fergal Phillips

The GAA will be destroyed by capitalism, according to Joe Brolly, All-Ireland winner, All-Star and RTÉ football commentator.

The association has begun to sell some of its games to pay-per-view channel Sky Sports – a move Brolly believes is the beginning of the fracturing of the community ties that makes the GAA unique.

“Capitalism is a very seductive force,” said Brolly, referring to the money that has begun to flow into the games from...

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