The national broadcaster gave plenty of airtime to those who complained bitterly about the filthy foreign money corrupting the values of our national pastimes. Many of those complaining had financial connections to the same national broadcaster. Some have since moved on!
The politicians got in on the act and invited the governing body in front of them to answer questions. Some heat was generated. No light.
Most of the outpourings related to some "pensioner" who gave sterling service to the GAA. It was Maude Flanders' stuff - "Will somebody please think of the children".
In the coming weeks there will be plenty of pay-per-view offereings on GAA games. There is little complaining. Soon we will get to find out how many people will electronically transfer the viewing fee rather than hand over cash at the turnstiles. I, for one, am delighted with this new service.