Let’s keep all sports teams out of the Áras

Now that the championship has kicked off, or thrown in, in earnest you can almost hear people thinking about the All-Ireland final. Winners. Losers. And most of all, tickets.

To me, however, something that happened to last year’s hurling champions is a dangerous precedent.

I refer here to the invitation from President Michael D. Higgins to the Limerick squad to come to a reception in their honour.

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