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Most enjoyable GAA articles and writing in 2019

  • 15-05-2019 8:51am
    Registered Users Posts: 5,095 ✭✭✭ Fuaranach

    This might be an idea for a thread - a sort of highlights of the best GAA writing. I very rarely read sports but came across today's Darragh Ó Sé article on The Irish Times where it was in the 'Most Read' stories list. I started reading and it was a gorgeous piece of writing with great turn of phrase and humour and lovely deadpan sentences and scenes reimagined (like the Limerick lads listening to a Kerry team talk by Páidí Ó Sé in a Limerick clubhouse). It was good for the soul.

    Darragh Ó Sé: Greg Kennedy's catch is an early contender for laugh of the year

    Somebody in a thread in this Forum posted extracts of Jackie Tyrrell's biography a few years ago and it, too, was a brilliant read for the same reasons as Ó Sé's piece today.

    What writing on hurling/football/camogie/handball/poc fada, etc made you laugh this year?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,393 ✭✭✭ Jaden

    Another Kerry-centric article that uses a recent event to talk about, well, Kerry. Decently written, no doubt, but it's a fluff piece, nothing to be learned from it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,642 ✭✭✭ funnyname

    Darragh O'Se is just awful, hackneyed stories about his uncle, propaganda for Kerry and assassination jobs on talented non Kerry players (Michéal Lundy springs to mind), do yourself a favour and don't bother with him!