Dick Clerkin: ‘GAA’s stoic democracy will at least save it from fate now befalling the FAI’

Last weekend I brought my eldest boy to his first soccer blitz in Gortakeegan, home of former League of Ireland side Monaghan United. Just up the road from my house, it was the first time I had stood inside the gates since 2012 when they withdrew from the Airtricity League. Financial difficulties were cited as the primary reason for their demise at the time.