Ewan MacKenna: Football is moving towards a stale monopoly, yet this is largely being ignored

Ewan MacKenna: Football is moving towards a stale monopoly, yet this is largely being ignored
Ewan MacKenna

Everyone has their own memory of what it once was.

Everyone has their own memory of what it once was. But here, it’s from 16 years ago, when Kildare finally walked over the line after a lifetime of crawling aimlessly in Leinster. At the final whistle, the man sitting behind the father lifted him out of his chair by the back of the jersey with such force that the fabric couldn’t handle it. Meanwhile nearby, another pulled a shovel out from beneath him, charged the field and dug up part of the goalmouth into a plastic bag to bring home as a memento.

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