The Gaelic Athletic Association of Ireland has a lot to answer for. It gave birth to a beast that creates rifts in families, causes even the most level-headed folk to turn fanatical and deranged, and inspires a profound and unshakeable loyalty and pride.
I am speaking, of course, of the ruthless and magnificent game of hurling.
The Irish people as a population have an incredibly strong sense of identity – pit us against any other country in the world and we will rally together in a single force. But when it comes to inter-county relations we will Continue reading