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McCarthy off to strong start

The Week in Sport: Damian Stack looks at some of the stories making backpage news over the past seven days

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Larry McCarthy. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach / Sportsfile

Larry McCarthy. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach / Sportsfile

Larry McCarthy. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach / Sportsfile

It's a very fine line we have to walk at the moment, as individuals and as a society. Understandably a lot of us are worn out, worn down more like, and frankly fed up of the whole thing. The last two and a bit months since Christmas have easily been the most difficult of the entire pandemic. We're left threadbare, cranky and frustrated.

It's only natural that we'd want to at least some easing of what have been some of the most stringent set of restrictions anywhere in the world. None of which is to say that we agree with the eejitry - and that's a very benign way of describing the crank and kook notions of some of the attendees at last weekend's anti-lockdown protest - we witnessed on the streets of the capital last weekend. Far from it. We really do have to acknowledge that NPHET know what they're talking about. When last we, as a nation, diverged from their advice it was nothing short of an unmitigated disaster, a blunder that made us the global poster child for what not to do.


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