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Hurling churches — 4 Comments

  1. There’s no doubt that the GAA was conceived in the way you describe and yet there were many prominent Protestants associated with it. Apart from the late President Jack Boothman, there’s Sam Maguire, forever associated with Gaelic football.

    Ironically, the county structure of the GAA is based largely on a British administrative arrangement, which I always find hilarious.

  2. The parochial system is also, of course, an alien imposition, not in keeping with the Celtic Church!

  3. I like the way the GAA organises on county lines – rather than the shifting often meaningless loyalties of sport in other places – England for instance.

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