Friday 23 March 2018

Con Houlihan: Slán, a Mhiceál, mo chara dhíl

This week RTÉ's legendary GAA commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh announced that tomorrow's football final will be his last. Con Houlihan reflects on his remarkable career

Jung, the celebrated psychiatrist and philosopher, believed that we are profoundly influenced by the world in which we grew up. Jackie Lyne, famous footballer, thought so too.

When asked why Kerry won so many All-Irelands, he said: "With those mountains behind us and that ocean in front, we have to do something."

Synge had much the same belief. He was so enchanted by the skyscape and the seascape and the landscape of West Kerry that he said: "People are so moved by such surroundings that they must do something to express themselves."

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