Ridiculous in its sublimity

There must have been quite a debate in the boardroom of TG4 as to what to call their flagship Gaelic games programme. This discussion was clearly won by those who felt calling it CLG Beo might have confused people – very, very confused – flicking past who are unaware of what the Irish is for ‘GAA’. And if only one person stuck with TG4 today because of this, then it was worth it as they saw De La Salle and Thurles CBS serve up a tremendously entertaining clash in Nowlan Park, the game finishing level after extra time. Having thoroughly enjoyed last weekend’s camogie match as well, it shows that even the lowest hurling match is more pulsating to my sensibilities than just about anything any other sport can provide. Let’s hope DLS make it a bit less entertaining next time round by just walking all over Thurles.

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