Friday 20 October 2017

Violence not talent is stealing the show

Meath's Shane McAnarney falls to the ground as Dublin and Meath players become involved in
the melee which marred Sunday's game
at Parnell Park
Meath's Shane McAnarney falls to the ground as Dublin and Meath players become involved in the melee which marred Sunday's game at Parnell Park
Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

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.

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