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Measuring Out My Life in Championships-The Appalling Vista of No GAA Championships in 2020

J. Alfred Prufrock may have measured out his life in coffee spoons. I have measured out mine in championships. Gaelic football and hurling championships, to be specific. And the most appalling vista is looming large in my mind-that is, that there will be no championship this year as a consequence of the coronavirus/covid-19 catastrophe. I […]

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Words Meaning More Than Their Ordinary Meaning

I was watching the championship hurling match between Kilkenny and Cork a few weeks ago and the true meaning of words and language hit me. The game was on RTE and, if my memory is accurate, the hurling pundits were Henry Shefflin, Anthony Daly, and Ken McGrath from Waterford. McGrath was a great hurler, one […]