Violence not talent is stealing the show
WHAT grabbed the sporting and front page headlines on Monday? Was it the epic Tipperary-Galway Allianz hurling League final, an occasion whose sheer majesty rolled across the country like a warm, gentle breeze?
Here was a game that, had it been an All-Ireland final, played before 82,000 in Croke Park, would have been regarded as one of the all-time classics.
Sadly for the GAA, this enriching contest, played between two teams who indulged their talents rather than their baser instincts, had the headlines thieved by the Parnell Park disgrace.