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Carr in gear on divide debate

DUBLIN'S exit from the Leinster U-21 Football Championship has abruptly halted the great Dublin Divide Debate.

When he was playing, Tom Carr was a solid performer. He's still a rock of common sense.

The other week on RTé, he got into a joust with Meath's Bernard Flynn.

It was riveting radio.

It was the kind of feisty argument that had everybody turning up the volume.

And Tom's point was simple.

"Dublin have put in the work over the years. They have got the benefits of such effort. Excuses come too easily to some counties."

In other words, it's the old refrain – the more you put in, the more you get out.

THE weather was crisp in Perrystown last Saturday. The Robert Emmet's folks were busy.

Their Greentrees home is a neat one. They call it the Eight Acres.

The club have been going for more than 40 years. They are at the heart of the community.

And the work goes on. All are welcome at the Emmets juvenile academy. It's for children, boys and girls, from four years up.

Ring 083-3448695 or click www.robertemmetsclg.com. It's the ideal way of learning the arts and crafts of Gaelic football.

Already, plans have been cemented for the club's Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp.

The five days of fun will take place from July 1st to July 5th (10am to 2pm).

Start the bank holiday weekend with a great night at the Raheny GAA Comedy night in the clubhouse from 8pm Friday March 15.

Top comedians include Willie White, Eric Lawlor and Chris Kent, with music and prize draw.

Tickets are available for €20. Contact Brendan Keane on 087-2679233.

IT was certainly a shivering Sunday. It was remarkable to hear Cork boss, Jimmy Barry-Murphy, saying that his players were complaining of the cold at half-time in their match with Waterford. In hurling, there's nothing worse than cold fingers.