A tri­umphant fi­nal

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - LETTERS -

VERY well done to Dun­dalk and Cork City for serv­ing up a very en­ter­tain­ing Ir­ish Daily Mail Cup FAI Cup fi­nal at the Aviva last Sun­day.

The much-ma­ligned FAI is also wor­thy of ap­plause for of­fer­ing the match tick­ets at a re­duced €10, with a crowd of more than 30,000 go­ing through the turn­stiles.

That was the largest at­ten­dance for the show­piece since 36,000 saw Sham­rock Rovers and Sligo Rovers play in the first de­cider at the Dublin 4 venue.

Those who availed of the bar­gain price were well re­warded and so were those who tuned in to RTÉ’s tele­vi­sion coverage.

Maybe the GAA could take a leaf out of our soc­cer rul­ing body’s book by cutting ad­mis­sion prices for some of their games in 2019. Such a move could help to at­tract bet­ter at­ten­dances at some fix­tures, es­pe­cially in the ear­lier rounds.

Fi­nally, I wish all the best to Dun­dalk, Cork and the League of Ire­land sides in next sea­son’s Euro­pean com­pe­ti­tions.

If still around, this sports fol­lower will take a lot more in­ter­est in their ef­forts than the per­for­mances of some of the over­hyped cross-chan­nel teams.

Bill McMahon, Na­van, Co. Meath.

can’t de­cide: De­clan Rice

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