"It's almost like the GAA want it to fail"

November 23, 2017

Derry's Chrissy McKaigue with Donal Keogan and Mickey Burke of Meath.
©INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty.

Derry star Chrissy McKaigue feels more could have been done to keep the inter-provincial series alive.

Connacht's recent withdrawal from the age-old competition means it's unlikely to go ahead next month and McKaigue, who will look to guide his native Slaughtneil to a second consecutive Ulster club SFC title on Sunday, says that the competition could be used for "a greater purpose".

"It's almost like the GAA want it to fail," McKaigue is quoted saying by the Irish Examiner.

"I remember playing for Ulster against Donegal, in the winter of 2012, for the Michaela Harte foundation and there was something like 20,000 people at it.

"I thought, what a model it could be for inter-provincials; PR it properly and use it as a charity event to actually make an impact on society, but it never happened."

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