"You couldn't pay me to go and watch a game of football"

December 19, 2018

DCU manager Niall Moyna.
©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan.

Niall Moyna isn’t involved with the DCU Sigerson Cup team for the first time in 18 years because he has lost his love for Gaelic football.

The game has become unbearable to watch for the Head of DCU’s school of Health and Human Performance.

“I fell out of love with Gaelic football,” the Monaghan native revealed to the Irish Daily Star.

“How could (love football)? You couldn’t pay me to go and watch a game of football.

“I went to four games this year, the All-Ireland final and three Scotstown games.

“I couldn’t watch it and Sigerson became like that.

“It became 14 men behind (the ball), where Sigerson was that one competition where it was man against man.

“If I was a young kid growing up in Ireland, there’s only one sport I’d play and that would be hurling, based on what I’ve seen over the past few years.

“You wouldn’t be enthralled about playing football.”

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