Craic & Codology


A LITTLE ALP FROM HIS FRIENDS: Supporters of the Swiss resident are known to frequently blow his trumpet

Gaelic games supporters across Ireland were last night urging GAA President John Horan to issue a formal thank you to the Swiss tax authorities after a donation of €100,000 was made by a Swiss resident to every county board in Ireland.

“Fair play to the Swiss,” said a club treasurer in Kilkenny. “If the man had been paying his taxes here like the rest of us, that money could have been whittled away in some new children’s crèche or something.”

A club secretary in Limerick added: “The Swiss have been brilliant for Gaelic games here. The GAA hierarchy must invite their top tax official to throw in the ball at next year’s All-Ireland finals as a sign of respect and appreciation.”

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