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Finnian Moriarty: Stop comparing two different things

APPLES AND ORANGES….Hurling and football are very different, so stop comparing them

GAELIC Life columnist Finnian Moriarty has hit out at the constant comparisons between football and hurling.

In today’s newspaper, the former Armagh defender struggles to comprehend why people try to make a competition out of two very different sports.


“We are hardwired to engage in comparisons, we do it to try to make sense of our world. Does a footballer possess as much skill as a hurler? Is a long-range point better off a stick or a boot? Are the hits harder? Are the players tougher? Joe Canning or Diarmuid Connolly? It’s almost impossible to make those assessments objectively.”

The full article is in today’s Gaelic Life, available in shops or online here.

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