Earlier today I had the pleasure of attending Croke Park for the Ireland-Scotland Six Nations match.
Sitting in the Hogan stand we had a fantastic view and as usual there was vociferous support for both teams. Everyone was having a great time except that is for the poor woman sitting in the row ahead of us.
Three times during the match she looked up from her newspaper to glare at someone in a row behind her who had obviously shouted too loudly and made it hard for her to concentrate on her paper. She didn’t watch one minute of the match.
Why oh why would you waste €70 on a ticket for a match you’re not going to watch? Surely you’d be better off finding a nice warm bar?
Secondly if you’ve no interest in watching the match why bother going when you are denying someone who would love to watch the match live?
Sometimes I really wonder… below is one of the tries she missed.