- 10 Sep 12
Triple All-Ireland winning hurler, the openly gay Donal Og Cusack, gave a mighty address at the recent Derry Pride, drawing parallels between the gay-rights struggle and the fight against institutionalised sectarian discrimination in Norn Iron..
Derry isn’t hurling country and Cork is at the other end of the earth. Not many locals will have known much of Cork hurling goalkeeper, All-Star and triple All-Ireland winner Donal Óg Cusack before he arrived to declare Derry Pride open. But he was the talk of the town afterwards.
Camogie could be the Gaelic game with real global potential. From the number of young women I see shouldering hurleys home, it’s rapidly growing. It’s the only women’s field game organised on a national basis and offering well-run structured competition. Give it five years and go for world domination.
Chrissie is 61 on September 7. Makes me depressed or delighted. I’m going with delighted.