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Minister for Sport Shane Ross at the committee hearing

Minister for Sport Shane Ross at the committee hearing

The academic Christopher Booker wrote a well-known book more than a decade ago saying there are only seven basic plots in all story-telling.

I have not had a chance to look up the categories this morning, but I’m sure one of the seven is the Delaney-Hickey narrative arc: that’s where a larger-than-life administrator who dominated an Irish sporting organisation departs under a cloud.

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