Playing hard for Ireland, literally and otherwise

Reading Tom McGurk’s last two articles makes me wonder: while he may have watched Irish rugby matches, has he ever actually reflected on what they represent?

25th February, 2018

Reading Tom McGurk’s last two articles makes me wonder: while he may have watched Irish rugby matches, has he ever actually reflected on what they represent?

In 1996, I stood on the pitch with my friend Hugo MacNeill at the Peace International between Ireland and a Barbarian side made up of some of the world’s top players at that time. The match was arranged after the IRA ceasefire was called off to provide...

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