Railway Cup can be saved – McNaughton


Sambo McNaughton believes the GAA top brass must put more effort into ensuring the Railway Cup’s survival

Interprovincial hurling competition – Ulster v Munster – Saturday, 1.30pm

ULSTER hurling boss Terence ‘Sambo’ McNaughton believes the Interprovincial competitions can be resusciated – but only with help from the GAA hierachy.

Ahead of this weekend’s finals, ‘Sambo’ has spoken of his pride in representing the province, but he says the onus is on the GAA to come up with ideas to save the flagging competitions.

“Personally I think it’s something that surely the GAA can afford to put a bit of promotion into it, that the winner gets a holiday or something.

“It’s been downgraded over the years, if you had the right marketing guy it wouldn’t be hard to build up again, for example if you target primary schools and give free tickets to kids. There has to be some ideas out there.

“In its heyday it was probably my best chance to win a national medal. I don’t think players have a problem, it’s just getting the powers that be to get an interest in it.”

The full interview is available in store today or online here.

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