The GAA have come under a bit of fire from Joanne O’Riordan in The Irish Times today for their lack of empathy towards the old and vulnerable.
“But I can also see more people struggling with it, especially vulnerable people within the GAA. I’ve witnessed older men at turnstiles with cash hoping to buy a ticket, ticket vans abandoned nearby, tempting those who haven’t lived with technology and are therefore afraid of it.
The idea of having the GAA go paperless is, in theory, good. The execution in practice has been far from ideal.”
Should the GAA have an option for those that can’t buy online to also but at the gate…? Probably not! You have to move with the times and if you don’t have a smart phone nowadays..