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The silver lining

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 06 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4072
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner, Crossmaglen, County Armagh
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    Each September, at Croke Park, when the ball is thrown in at the all Ireland Gaelic football final, every true Irishman’s heart beats a little faster. It is our spiritual home, but for many years it had been a bitter vale of tears for County Armagh.

    Until 2002. That year our team had a vigour, a sense of purpose—maybe this year would be different, maybe this year we would take the Sam Maguire Cup home for the very first time.

    Orange and white flags and …

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