In recent years the GAA has shed its parochial image and become an influential sporting body on this island with games given extensive coverage. Sadly sometimes the focus is on very unsporting behaviour. There have been several widely reported incidents recently involving thuggery both on and off the field, and taking in players and spectators.
Last weekend's violence at a match between Tyrone and Kerry club sides was shameful and the GAA authorities must take decisive action against those brawling players and spectators. The GAA must put its house in order, otherwise its appeal could wane.