Saturday February 22, 2020

Business of Sport: The great schism

The gap between those in intercounty competition and club players is widening, with the latter often treated as second best, writes Diarmuid Lyng.

26th October, 2014
Diarmuid Lyng: ‘The club player rises his challenge to meet the county man’ Picture: Patrick Browne

It keeps coming back to space. On the field of play. With the shortening of daytime. In column inches. An excess of space. A scarcity of space. The return of the collective GAA psyche to the club.

The replay in Croke Park a month ago has copperfastened King Henry’s place in Irish sporting lore for ever more, but we’ve shifted to local. Brian Cody may be in demand on the speakers circuit the country over,...

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