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Onwards to Croke Park? (Don’t mention the agreement)

March 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Irish Politics, Sport

The Coalition parties had a clash of the ash (Hurling match) this evening in Clanna Gael Fontenoy grounds in Ringsend.

Photo by Ciara Conway TD


Labour beat Fine Gael by 6-8 to 1-2. Junior Minister Alan Kelly played in an all Tipp back line alongside other Oireachtas members and staff. (Pitch side reporting from Ciara Conway and John Lyons.)

Fine Gael were playing in borrowed strip from Cork organised by Deputy Jerry Buttimer. Many TD’s were due to line out for the party and a star staff camogie player also played. Labour members paid for their own strip at €20 a shirt. The event raised funds for Cork’s Marymount Hospice.

It’s been called an annual event so expect to see a repeat next year.  Quips on twitter already about this being the only thing Labour are winning in government will not be appreciated (but might be bettered).



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