Saturday October 24, 2020

Going to the game is not important, so why does it hurt so much to stay away?

If sport is fundamentally meaningless then how can it bring so much joy and bind families and friendships? The absence of matchdays to those who build their lives around them is devastating

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
16th October, 2020
Hoop dreams dashed: Basketball Ireland has followed hockey’s announcement and suspended the planned start to the season. Picture: Getty

It has been a week, again. Somehow, after all we have been through since March, it is still possible for new challenges to hit hard. That was what it felt like at 7pm last night over an announcement that really doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things yet still felt like a kick to the gut after all that has happened.

Basketball Ireland followed hockey’s announcement earlier in the day that it...

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