Gaelic games' key role all over world
The passion to promote Gaelic games overseas is truly a remarkable phenomenon and remains as prevalent now as it ever was.
The week-long visit by the Opel-sponsored hurling All Stars to San Francisco, which ends today, was a major boost for those who play Gaelic games on America's west coast.
It also benefited Chicago, from where U-13 and U-16 hurling teams flew down to play San Francisco before the All Stars exhibition game last Sunday.
It's easy to forget about the many people who do so much to maintain the GAA culture all over the world.
They fulfil a very important role, all the more so at a time when GAA communities can help the many young Irish people. who, sadly, are back on the emigration trail.