Frank Shouldice: Taking the right to an All-Ireland ticket at face value

The GAA’s special treatment for Oireachtas members is an insult to its grass roots

25th September, 2016
Mayo's Cillian O'Connor kicked the all important equaliser last Sunday Pic: Inpho

From the moment Cillian O’Connor kicked a dramatic injury-time equaliser, it wasn’t just the teams that would need recharging. “My phone has been going since Sunday night,” reckons Paul Cunnane, PRO of the Mayo county board. “About 75 per cent of the calls are people trying to get tickets.”

The clamour for next Saturday’s All-Ireland replay is again driven by a demand that far outstrips the 82,300 capacity...

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