The common September refrain of the true blue Dublin GAA fan has at last won the support in the political sphere.
"There's people getting tickets to a game who haven't been to a game all year."
If the true-blue Dublin fan has a catchphrase, then this is it. Sinn Féin councillor Mark Ward has lashed out what he's called "championship fans". The kind who think the O'Byrne Cup is a DDSL organised event.
Then, even lower on the totem poll, are the event snobs who don't even deserve the name 'supporter'.
In comments to the Journal.ie, Ward juxtaposed the 'championship fans' and the event snobs with the die-hards who go to every League game and O'Byrne Cup match.
They are the ones who stand on in the freezing cold and rain in January at an O’Byrne Cup game. The ones that travel to Mayo for a league game on a rain-soaked pitch. Most of us know each other even if it’s just nodding acquaintances.
Then you have the championship fans… And finally you have the spectators who just want to be there for the occasion of the All-Ireland final or semi-final.
It is these spectators (I refuse to call them supporters) where the problem lies.
Ward himself couldn't be accused of being a championship fan or an event snob. The Clondalkin councillor boasts a massive tattoo on his back of the Dublin crest.
He spoke with the fury of a Dublin supporter whose been to plenty of games all year and is now having trouble getting hold of a ticket. We understand his passion.