A new opportunity for hurling

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LEAVING IRELAND: An NPR report says young, highly trained Irish are leaving their home country in a search for jobs. Image from www.lonelyplanet.com

Pardon me if I’m thinking in a little callously here, but this morning I was listening to NPR’s report on Ireland’s crumbling economy and, while feeling bad for the typical Irish worker, I thought “Wow, what a great opportunity for the international hurling scene.”

The report basically says that Ireland’s economy is so bad right now (apparently brought on by a banking crisis) that the country of 6.2 million is expecting about 100,000 young workers to leave

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