Tuesday 24 January 2017

Declan on the ball about GAA

Published 17/10/2010 | 05:00

Sir -- In regard to Declan Lynch's article in Life Magazine (October 3, 2010) regarding hurling -- I loved it! It was humorous and clever.

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It was an original take on the beloved sport, highlighting the unshakeable love we have for the 'clash of the ash'.

Yet I completely disagreed with the argument of misplaced pride in hurling. It was more bah humbug than believable. Was it true opinion or more playing devil's advocate? I'm guessing the latter. Yes, I imagine some hurling lovers wouldn't even know how to pick up the stick, let alone swing it, but does that mean they can't be proud of it for being created in their homeland?

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