There’s a certain section of the GAA which follows the rule of Omerta…

Fascinating contribution on the Nolan Show just now from sports writer Terry McLaughlin talking about some of the extreme violence that can break out on the football pitch (though, Ulster Hockey has a less widely known reputation for mixing it on the pitch too). Intriguingly he notes that there is some reluctance to go to civic authorities to gain some redress for what in some cases are little less than aggravated assault.

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