Finnian Moriarty

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ENCOURAGE…Parents have every right to be proud of their sons or daughters, but try and keep the criticism to a minimum

ENCOURAGE…Parents have every right to be proud of their sons or daughters, but try and keep the criticism to a minimum



GAELIC Life columnist Finnian Moriarty has delivered an impassioned defence of players in the face of ever-increasing scrutiny.

From those at inter-county level right down to youngsters taking their first steps into the game, Moriarty has said that positivity always out-weights negativity.

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“There is absolutely nothing wrong with passionately supporting your team, transporting your emotions out onto the field with your men or women, joining them in the battle,” he said.

“But it’s important for us all to remember at times that they are the ones playing, they are the ones who look up and unintentionally don’t see the pass you can see from your elevated view. They are the ones who are straining every fibre of their being to try to stay with that flying machine they’ve been tasked with marking.”

The full column is in today’s Gaelic Life, in shops now or available here.

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