Video: This Offaly groundsman must be the laziest groundsman in the history of the GAA
Why bother walking along the sideline to collect all the flags when you can hop into the car and do the exact same thing, like this guy from Seir Kieran GAA club in Offaly.
It’s fair to say that we have a way of doing things in the GAA that is unique from any other sport in the world.
Often you’ll see lads playing a game in their civvies having been summoned at the last minute, announcers at county grounds using the PA system to warn patrons that their windows are open or that they left their car keys on the roof of their car, and managers using the fine weather as an excuse NOT to go training and allowing their players to go on the beer instead.
Continuing on that theme, we don’t think there is any other sport in the world where a volunteer cleaning up after a game would hop into their car and have to stop, get out and pick up a series of flags around the pitch instead of taking the same amount of time or even less to walk the same distance and do the same job.
That’s exactly what happened in the Seir Kieran club in Offaly recently and if you don’t believe it, simply cast your eye over the video evidence above, which was sent into us by a local source who has insisted on remaining anonymous.
Even the chat between the lads filming the video and the star of the show is classic GAA stuff, although we do have to admit that it’s only our second favourite GAA story of the year, behind the classic which Galway hurling goalkeeper James Skehill happened upon recently.
— James Skehill (@Jskehill01) June 5, 2013
Ah, the GAA, you couldn’t bate it with a stick.