'Bottom tier' counties get different treatment, says Hyland

April 04, 2019

Leitrim manager Terry Hyland. ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

Terry Hyland says he has seen “a divide” between counties during his time in management.

Hyland steered Leitrim to their first Croke Park appearance in 13 years last Sunday when they lost out to Derry in the Division 4 final.

Speaking this week on ‘The Gaelic Football Show’ on Off The Ball, the Cavan native reckons that counties in the “bottom tier” get different treatment than those in the top.

"I've been with Cavan and now I'm with Leitrim. I've seen there is a divide," he said.

"The hierarchy of the GAA has probably a top tier 16 in their own mind in the way they are treated. And then there's a bottom tier of 16 and they're treated slightly differently.

"We have a championship and it's called the All-Ireland at the moment. But I don't think it's an All-Ireland as in the way that the bottom teams are being treated."

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