Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 13 July 2014

GAA pitch death fear

The GAA have launched an impassioned plea for supporters attending Sunday's All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary to stay off the pitch at the conclusion of the game, with director-general Pauric Duffy warning that someone could be “trampled to death” if the traditional post-match pitch invasions continue.

The association's top brass have relocated the presentation of the Liam McCarthy Cup to the centre of the pitch and have urged fans to remain in their seats at the final whistle.

Fireworks and streamers are expected to accompany the presentation and the winning team will be “encouraged” to complete a lap of honour.

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