Wednesday 24 January 2018

The GAA is a real national treasure

AS I attended the huge reception on Monday evening with more than 30,000 fans at Semple Stadium to welcome home our All-Ireland winning heroes, one of my friends remarked: "What would we do without the GAA?"

I could only admit how true it was. What would not merely our youth but the nation do without the GAA?

In Thurles, the birthplace of the organisation, we now have, in close proximity to the main stadium, the new Morris Park, with three beautiful pitches. It is here that many of the youth congregate after school for practice or to play their various challenge games – surely a better option than loitering in streets or pubs.

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