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Roddy Doyle: 'GAA To A Degree Is A Bit Of A Con Job'

Roddy Doyle: 'GAA To A Degree Is A Bit Of A Con Job'
By PJ Browne
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Author Roddy Doyle has expressed an aversion towards GAA.

Speaking on Second Captains this week, Doyle suggested that those who follow their county during the summer are simply biding their time before English football returns.


Doyle has been a Chelsea supporter for the last 50 years. He was also the ghostwriter for the Roy Keane autobiography 'The Second Half'.

I always feel that GAA is really football supporters getting through the summer. People will probably be up in arms when I say that.

Owing to the 'empty stadiums' he has observed during match reports on the news, Doyle suggested here was an element of fraudulence about the Association.

I always feel that GAA to a degree is a bit of a con job. When you see the reports on the Sunday news and you're looking at empty stadiums and Marty going berserk and there's 27 kids behind him.

I think it's a good propaganda job that they get away with there.

When put to him by Eoin McDevitt that thousands regularly turn up games at Croke Park, Doyle responded:

That's different, the later stages or whatever.

Doyle also said during the interview that he has no interest in rugby.


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