"It's a shame"

May 26, 2018

Wicklow manager John Evans with selector Leighton Glynn

The GAA's failure to fix tomorrow's Leinster SFC quarter-final against Dublin for Aughrim has been slammed as short-sighted by former Wicklow star Leighton Glynn.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, the Rathnew clubman - who will patrol the O'Moore Park sideline as a selector in John Evans' backroom team tomorrow - says that the powers-that-be have missed a glorious opportunity to promote gaelic football in the Garden County.

"The GAA certainly missed a trick, if they weren't so commercially-driven these days, they might have looked closely at this and realised that it would mean more to Wicklow football than any purse that they could make.

"There would be Wicklow kids turning up, fair enough the majority would be there to see the All-Ireland champions, but it would be in their head forever coming to Aughrim and they might think, 'One day I could play for Wicklow'.

"It's just a commercially-driven organisation at the minute and you'd like to see that change. An amateur organisation that's supposed to be all about inclusion and equality, they should act on these opportunities rather than going down the predictable money route. It's a shame."

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