Wednesday 22 November 2017

Series restores respect between rival organisations

Both matches were good with the second half of last Friday's game, in particular, played at a frantic pace, and also in the proper spirit. Getty Images
Both matches were good with the second half of last Friday's game, in particular, played at a frantic pace, and also in the proper spirit. Getty Images

The GAA and the AFL can both breathe a little easier now -- the series has been saved from extinction.

Both matches were good with the second half of last Friday's game, in particular, played at a frantic pace, and also in the proper spirit. It had all the qualities we like in our games -- speed, skill, toughness -- but this time there was no obvious posturing, no blatant disregard for the rules and no attempts by the Australians to use whatever tactics were necessary in the pursuit of victory.

It should be clear to everyone after this that the Aussies are just as keen, maybe even keener, to keep this series going. It is now an honour for every Australian rules player to be asked to play for his country.

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