Former GAA President Would Love to the Lions Play At Croke Park

The Kerry native Sean Kelly, who was GAA president from 2003-06 and was instrumental in Croke Park being opened up to soccer and rugby internationals while Lansdowne Road[Now the Aviva Stadium] was being rebuilt.

Sean Kelly who is now an MEP in Europe has always talked great sense when it comes to sport in Ireland and how the different sport bodies can work together.

“It would make complete sense,” said Kelly on the prospect of a Lions Test being played at Croke Park.

“In actual fact, I have said that once their commitments to the Aviva are over, that the bigger games in rugby, especially against the likes of England and France, that Croke Park should do a deal with the rugby union.

“If the Lions tour is to go ahead in this part of the world, wouldn’t it be fantastic to have it at Croke Park.”

You’d wonder why the Aviva was ever built at all?

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