Monday, 15 March 2010

A dry Limerick for Magners League derby!

An almighty row has broken out between publicans in Limerick and the Catholic Church because the much awaited Munster versus Leinster Magners League game is due to be played on Friday 2nd April which is Good Friday, a holy daily in Ireland when all the pubs are shut. The publicans in Limerick are seeking a special dispensation from the Garda to open on the sacred day. I suppose you can see their point when the day is supposedly worth 5 million Euros to the local economy. On the other hand why not change it to another day, but Sky, Setanta and ESPN probably carry more weight in the secularism of the modern Irish state than the Catholic Church. For more check out the Irish Independent.

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