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Joe Brolly


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Will we see action in Croke Park this year?

Will we see action in Croke Park this year?

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Will we see action in Croke Park this year?

At the moment, Ireland north and south is doing relatively well against the plague.

As of Friday, the south had a minimum of 486 deaths (100 deaths per million of population) and the north had a minimum of 158 deaths (77 deaths per million of population).

Contrast this with the UK, exempting the North, which had 13,571 recorded deaths at a rate of 200 deaths per million. All of which might be prompting us to start feeling optimistic about an end to restrictions and to day-dream about when the hurling and football might start again.