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Professionals also love sport

Published 06/03/2010 | 05:00

The recent squabbling in the letters page over Marie Dowling's admiration for the Irish rugby team (Letters, March 1) has become rather silly.

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Over the past few days, a number of contributors have expressed distaste for Ms Dowling's sentiments, coupled with what can only be described as a fair amount of resentment for these professional sportsmen.

Notwithstanding the fact that Ms Dowling has the right to admire whoever she wants, John Gavin (Letters, March 4) recommends she watch amateur sports in order to see players who do it "for the sheer love of the game".

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