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Brotherhood of the GAA is like no other, outsiders don't get it. How could they?

Joe Brolly


We know and trust and help each other, even though we don’t know each other at all

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James Stephens club men Brian Cody and 'Fan' Larkin after the game. AIB All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship Final, Athenry v James Stephens, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / Sportsfile

James Stephens club men Brian Cody and 'Fan' Larkin after the game. AIB All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship Final, Athenry v James Stephens, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / Sportsfile

James Stephens club men Brian Cody and 'Fan' Larkin after the game. AIB All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship Final, Athenry v James Stephens, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / Sportsfile

Facebook was down for six hours last week, and it was the main item on news bulletins around the world. The author Stephen King said this was “the definition of addiction”.

Without the GAA, our world would be as boring as everyone else’s, even if most modern punditry and managerial interviews are on a par with standing up in public and reading from a dictionary.


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