Concubhar Ó Liatháin: Hurling commentary this year is sure to be 'go maith'
For the first time in the digital age the All-Ireland finals will be available 'as Gaeilge' - a small victory for those who felt victims of compulsory English for years, writes Concubhar Ó Liatháin
Published 06/09/2015 | 02:30
Even though I'm a proud Corkman and my native county doesn't feature in either this afternoon's All- Ireland hurling decider or the football final in a fortnight, I already count myself a winner.
It's because for the first time in the digital age, I will have the option to watch the All-Ireland final, the pinnacle of the Gael's sporting year, with live commentary in my native Gaelic language.
For several years I've felt like a voice in the wilderness campaigning for this simple and cost-effective choice with little vocal support from Irish language organisations or Gaelic sport enthusiasts.