Less than sporting response from Minister

The sound of gritted teeth was clearly audible as Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure was all but forced into commending Tyrone for triumphing in this year’s All-Ireland football final during a BBC Radio interview yesterday, but not before contextualising the victory as being one in which “home talent” had triumphed in an “international event.” His decision to await a formal request prior to organising a civic reception has also been criticised by the SDLP and Sinn Fein, with the Deputy First Minister stepping in to provide that formal request. Life goes on in zero sum land….