Time to ban the booze during games at the Aviva: Gerry Thornley, Irish Times Sport

Gerry Thornley: Time to ban the booze during games at the Aviva

Match-day experience at internationals a big problem the IRFU needs to address

No atmosphere: The Ireland team prior to their Six Nations game against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on March 19th. There’s anecdotal evidence of supporters who no longer wish to be there having simply become weary of the experience. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

Time to ban the booze during games at the Aviva: Gerry Thornley, Irish Times Sport

Gerry Thornley: Time to ban the booze during games at the Aviva

Match-day experience at internationals a big problem the IRFU needs to address

No atmosphere: The Ireland team prior to their Six Nations game against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on March 19th. There’s anecdotal evidence of supporters who no longer wish to be there having simply become weary of the experience. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho