"It wasn't great now for both teams, and it's probably something the GAA need to have a little reflection on," Gavin told Newstalk. "The groundsmen did an excellent job, an outstanding job actually, to turn it around so quick but going into a provincial final is that the right thing to do to be replacing that part of the pitch, probably a fifth of the pitch?
"I could see both sets of players slipping in that part. It was very hard, that's one thing I'd say about it. It's not a fault of the groundsmen - they were put in a situation to turn the pitch around - so it's probably for the management of Croke Park to have a look at it. A provincial showcase football game in Leinster, is that the right thing to do?"