Jimmy Deenihan, minister for waterways and some other stuff, supporter of the Lartigue Monorail in Listowel, is known to have played two forms of football: rugby and Gaelic. His cricketing expertise is perhaps less well known but, in a written answer to four Dáil questions yesterday, he showed his mastery of the straight bat.
I was surprised to find Bernard Durkan [FG, Kildare North] referring to “traditional canal boat dwellers”. I suppose it depends on your timescales: in my view, anything that began after 1850 isn’t really traditional.
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