Monday 23 October 2017

Walking with gods

Dublin captain Bryan Cullen lifting the Sam
Maguire Cup after defeating Kerry by one point
in the All-Ireland Final
Dublin captain Bryan Cullen lifting the Sam Maguire Cup after defeating Kerry by one point in the All-Ireland Final

•It has often been said that sport is the toy department of human life, but I think anyone who was fortunate enough to have watched Ireland fell Australia, or who saw the Dubs conquer the Kingdom, would agree that this was far from child's play.

With the nation -- and, arguably, the entire continent -- struggling to keep from going under, the exploits of a few dedicated athletes lifted the siege momentarily.

They gave us a precious spark of hope.

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