Friday 2 December 2016

A world exists beyond playing fields of GAA

Published 08/07/2011 | 05:00

WHY does Mick Murtagh of Ballinasloe (Letters, July 6) assume all soccer supporters have no interest in GAA? I have no doubt many of the supporters who flock to Croke Park have an interest in soccer, and indeed many other sports. I thought the attitude displayed by Mr Murtagh passed with the abolition of the ban.

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Surely he should realise that just because someone supports the worldwide brand of a Premier League soccer club does not mean that they have committed treason. There are heroes in all sporting codes and it is possible to have a hero in two different codes -- Irish and foreign -- at the same time.

He should really get out a bit more and he will soon find that there is a world beyond his parish boundary.

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