Wednesday 18 January 2017

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

Concubhar Ó Liatháin

Published 06/09/2015 | 02:30

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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.

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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.

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