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bloody mary

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Positive GAA Video… from Asia!
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:03:30 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvM18Nn1ciI&t=2s ‘Our games are not about being Irish or about being winners’, says Joe Trolan, Chairperson of the Asian County Board. ‘We welcome everybody - every race, every ethnicity, every level’. Well said Joe.

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Re: Positive GAA Video… from Asia!
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 10:46:04 AM »
Is the whole “being Irish” a sticking point for some people. I did karate and played American football without being Japanese or American. I have no problem with recognizing that they are Japanese and American cultural activities and would never seek to diminish that in any way.
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Re: Positive GAA Video… from Asia!
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 09:11:56 PM »
The point is they are great sports in their own right and there's no need to use the Irish label as a selling point, because for many people it's not. I doubt if many people take up martial arts because they think it's cool to be Japanese.