Time to thank and praise the GAA for giving us all some cheer
THE women footballers of Cork and Monaghan yesterday brought down the curtain on a champagne season of Gaelic games which gave spell-bound audiences so much excitement and joy since early summer. And last night the Liam MacCarthy Cup was welcomed to an unusual venue at the Fairgreen in Ennis where thousands of Clare hurling fans celebrated late into the night.
Davy Fitzgerald's 'Banner' team have written a welcome new page in the history of Irish sport, getting the better of a valiant young Cork team over two pulsating games.
It was one of many epic contests in hurling and football which lit up all our lives this year. It was a very good year for Gaelic football and a brilliant year for hurling. Our games have once more given us cause for hope and pride as a nation.