A deeply passionate nation, we adore being part of the crowd that roars with unwavering support, infused with infectious energy. After all, it’s the sheer love of the game that ranks our amateur sports of Gaelic football and hurling, as the country’s most popular and revered. And it’s not just Irish events that are buoyed by our chants of enthusiasm.
You see, Irish hearts, like Irish doors, are always open. When Ireland hosted the Special Olympics World Summer Games in 2003, the occasion extended far beyond the limits of Dublin’s stadium Croke Park. The atmosphere spilled out onto every street in every county; because when Ireland hosts, the Irish host too.