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'If It's A Home Venue, It Can't Be A Neutral Venue As Well'

'If It's A Home Venue, It Can't Be A Neutral Venue As Well'

Over the weekend, GAA congress rejected a motion from the Donegal county board to take one of Dublin's Super 8 games out of Croke Park.

Donegal wished to see the stadium made unavailable as a home venue from the capital's footballers. Only 36 per cent of delegates voted in favour of the motion.

Speaking on RTÉ's League Sunday, Tomás Ó Sé said that he felt it was a fair motion.

"It was called 'negative' and 'mean spirited' - I wouldn't agree with that one bit," said Ó Sé.

They tabled a motion, basically 'Is it unfair for Dublin to play two games at home?' For me, Croke Park is home for the Dubs. If it's a home venue, how do they play there twice in three games? If it's a home venue, it can't be a neutral venue as well.

The top table, there's a lot of talk, 'Do they dictate what happens?' Congress is supposed to be a democracy - to me, it's not. I think there's a small percentage of people that run it their own way.

I think there's a total disconnect between the rule makers and the players and the people on the ground.

Mayo are the second biggest supported team in the country. They came down to Kildare last year and half their fans missed out. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

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You can watch Tomás Ó Sé speaking on League Sunday below.

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