Donegal's Eamon McGee has alerted us to a letter that was sent to the Irish Independent by one K Haddick Flynn of North Finchley, London. It concerns Sunday's All-Ireland final and the pre-match ritual of President Michael D Higgins meeting the players.
It is surely time that the GAA instructed its footballers in the exercise of basic good manners.
On Sunday last, a number of players on the Dublin and Kerry football teams omitted or refused to remove their football gloves when shaking hands with President Michael D Higgins. This was an indignity which, surely, would not have occurred elsewhere in these islands or in any civilised country.
GAA players are rightly admired in Ireland, but - as the saying goes - it is possible to take the man out of the bog, but difficult to take the bog out of the man!
That's ridiculous. Sure no one wears gloves to the bog!