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10 Aug 2012 Comments Off on PUNCHING ABOVE OUR WEIGHT

In some respects the current London Olympics has been a sobering experience for us on this side of the water. Our British neighbours have seen the joy of hosting the great sporting spectacle further enhanced by a prodigious tally of medals – releasing a surge of feel-good factor that already has normally sober commentators speculating about the potentialities of the “post-Olympic Britain”. We in Ireland, however, have had the finiteness of our capacities brought home to us by our failure to hit the medal mark in a series ...