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
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.