James McDermott: Fans could make a play for League of Ireland clubs

James McDermott: Fans could make a play for League of Ireland clubs
Tallaght stadium which is the home of Shamrock Rovers who are run by a fans consortium

With Irish clubs unable to compete with the English Premier League, maybe fans could do a better job of running the show

When asked why he went to UCD football games the comedian Dermot Morgan replied: “Because I hate crowds.” I thought of the late Father Ted star’s words this week when low attendances became the key issue in what has become the most bizarre story of the Irish sporting summer to date.

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