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Damien Comer Rubbishes Current Narrative Around Diving In The GAA

Damien Comer Rubbishes Current Narrative Around Diving In The GAA
By Gary Connaughton Updated
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Diving within the GAA has become an increasingly contentious topic of conversation in recent times.

There have been some high profile examples of players going down far too easily during the recent league campaign, a few of which resulted in opponents being unfairly punished. It is something that nobody wants to see in the game and you'd imagine that authorities will do everything within their power to stamp it out as soon as possible.

Some high profile names have spoken out on the issue over the last few weeks, with Shane Dowling, Dean Rock, and Eamon Fitzmaurice all condemning the practice.


However, not all are convinced that diving is more prevalent now than it was in previous eras.

Damien Comer questions narrative of diving in GAA

It is clear that diving and making the most of some situations is common in both codes in the GAA, although some believe that this is nothing new.

Speaking ahead of the league final against Mayo this weekend, Galway's Damien Comer said that it has always been part of the game (h/t RTÉ).

I think it's always been there to be honest, it's been there and you can call it diving or you can call it buying frees whatever you want to do, but it's like if you go back through any generation.

You can see on Twitter, there's enough people giving out about it who were probably one of the ones who were at it themselves when they were playing so I don't think it's anything new that's crept into the game.

There's always going to be an element of you look at in every sport, it's there.

It is certainly true that some sort of playacting has been present in the GAA for quite some time, although whether it is a bigger problem in the current era is open to debate.


There is no doubt that it will always be an aspect of the sport in some form, regardless of measures taken to eradicate it.

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