Ewan MacKenna Low attendance at club finals highlights the GAA’s apathy to the club game

Ewan MacKenna Low attendance at club finals highlights the GAA’s  apathy to the club game

By some industry estimates, around 140,000 adult tourists crushed their way into Dublin last Tuesday, looking to entangle themselves with anything Irish – be it as ludicrous as leprechauns or obvious as Guinness. That same day, a 20-minute walk away,

The disconnect and lack of interest in bridging that gap between the missed potential of the All Ireland club finals and maximised potential of the St Patrick’s festival has been frustrating for some years now, but in a way it sums up the disconnect within the GAA itself.

There was a time when the top of the association had its finger against a gentle pulse. Sure enough, once there were empty words about grassroots...

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