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GAA & GOD - 14/11/2008

GAA & God

Pat Spillane, Colm O'Rourke, and Larry Tompkins are standing before God at the throne of Heaven.

God looks at them and says; "Before granting you a place at my side, I must first ask you what you believe in."

Addressing Colm O'Rourke first, he asks "What do you believe?"

O'Rourke looks God in the eye, and states passionately,"I believe Gaelic football to be the food of life. Nothing else brings such unbridled joy to so many people, from the slums of East Tyrone, to the kingdom of Kerry. I have devoted my life to bring such joy to those people who stood on the terraces supporting their club and county"
God looks up and offers Colm the seat to his left.

He then turns to Larry Tompkins. "And you, Mr LT, What do you believe?"

Larry stands tall and proud, "I believe courage, honour and passion are the fundamentals to life, and I've spent my whole playing career providing a living embodiment of these traits".
God, moved by the passion of the speech, offers Larry the seat to his right.

Finally, he turns to Pat Spillane. "And you, Mr Spillane. What do you believe?"

"I believe", says Pat, "that you're in my seat".