Gordon D’Arcy: We need to deal with threats to Ireland's 'national sport'

Rugby may be the people’s game now, but in a sports-mad country people are fickle

 Peter O’Mahony will be central to Munster’s chances against Toulon. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Peter O’Mahony will be central to Munster’s chances against Toulon. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The people’s game? In the wake of the Grand Slam (and Wexford beating Galway) I asked my nephew what was his favourite sport. While kicking a football he listed off basketball, rugby and Gaelic. He saw a hurley in the corner and picked it up.

We are a sports mad country.

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