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It's a very tough time for all of us... especially now that the quare hawks are out in force

Billy Keane


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'The name Covid is hateful and horrible. It's a good name to call a rat but the quare hawks are loving every minute of the plague.' (Ben Birchall/PA)

'The name Covid is hateful and horrible. It's a good name to call a rat but the quare hawks are loving every minute of the plague.' (Ben Birchall/PA)

'The name Covid is hateful and horrible. It's a good name to call a rat but the quare hawks are loving every minute of the plague.' (Ben Birchall/PA)

So there you were with a harmless name like Mick or Tom or Joe or Mary or Noreen, minding your own business.

All of a sudden you're a storm that blows away half the country and floods the other half.

Your mam and dad could have called you Maolsheachlann or after some obscure saint from Padua who was the go-to girl for a cure for warts. They didn't want you to be different.