The capricious Irish weather and the openness of many provincial GAA rounds is the bane of many a GAA fan's life. While it might not be a problem at the minute, we are hoping we wll all have to tackle this issue in the not too distant future.
Despite knowing how likely the Irish weather is to change, most Irish people go to games unprepared.
What we are good at though is improvisation. We've got the ability to adapt with Bear Grylls-like survival skills.
Over the years, the GAA match programme - particularly due to its laminated structure - has proved key in GAA fans across the country surviving adverse conditions.
The match programme has also been essential in shielding the eyes of GAA fans blinded by the high summer sun as they attempt to watch a game.
Not everyone can afford a match programme.
Those who can't afford one, or - ill-advisedly - chose just not to purchase one, also have to improvise.
Of course, none of these options are as effective as a 40-page programme. A Sunday paper TV guide will not endure the lashing rain.