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VIP breaks the ice at Croker by being a good sport

Published 20/02/2012 | 05:00

ALL of a sudden Vice-President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping found a hurley and a sliotar being thrust in his general direction.

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"Would you like to have a go at hitting it yourself?" Mr Xi was asked, as he stood on the sacred turf of Croker, surrounded by a large, interested crowd of his own delegation, and a posse of photographers, TV cameras, reporters, hurlers, footballers and sundry gentlemen of the GAA.

Now this can be a moment of peril for a politician, a gold-plated opportunity to make a complete eejit of yourself by displaying spectacular ineptitude in sporting endeavour.

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