Brolly’s criticism of Tyrone’s play
Sir, – It is most regrettable that Joe Brolly personalised his criticism of how Gaelic football is currently being played (Sport, August 6th). His general comment that the end does not justify the means employed to get there is most surely a proposition that cannot be faulted, more particularly given the GAA’s promotion of the concept of “respect”.
It is a proposition which should command respect in the wider context of Irish society. The pursuit of wealth at the expense of community interests motivated banks and individuals and has created an uncaring and divided and financially and morally bankrupt society.
Every means at their disposal are now being used by those who made selfish and misconceived investments in the Irish property market to avoid suffering any financial loss and to continue with their ostentatious and extravagant lifestyles.
It must be remembered that the means employed to attain an end result determines the quality of that result. Do we really want our children to grow up seeking to attain success at any cost? Is success really that important? Is participation not the core value we should seek to instil? – Yours, etc,