Good Point, tons of people love Rugby Union here despite the fact it is not popular in many countries around the world but we focus on it like crazy
Its whats wrong with our sports setup. Focusing on unpopular non Olympic sports. I can see the merits of the GAA but I dunno what merits rugby union has for the country.
rugby is popular because we're good at it. apart from maybe d4, limerick and cork, everywhere is a temporary bandwagon.
Don't see what the Olympics has to do with anything though. Sure it would be nice have a proper track and field infrastructure in place but I doubt anyone could argue we should invest in sailing, archery, rowing etc at the expense of say, rugby and horse racing, both of which we punch above our weight at.