John Martin

John Martin: Why the favoritism towards Semple Stadium?

BACK AGAIN…Tipperary and Dublin will clash at Semple Stadium once again

GAELIC Life hurling columnist John Martin has hit out at the decision to host the Tipperary and Dublin Qualifier in Thurles.

Writing in today’s edition, Martin is confused with the decision to pick Semple Stadium rather than the Gaelic Grounds for a double-header that includes the clash of Waterford and Kilkenny.


“If a double header was deemed necessary, the Gaelic Grounds could easily host on Saturday night,” he said.

“The capacity difference between the two grounds is 3,000, Semple Stadium being the marginally larger venue.”

The full column is in today’s Gaelic Life, available in shops now or online here.