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Clonmel photographic display promotes hare coursing alongside hurling!

category international | miscellaneous | opinion/analysis author Wednesday April 20, 2011 21:57author by True Sports Fan Report this post to the editors

A photographic display in a Clonmel shop window gives pride of place to the cruel sport of live hare coursing in a sports promotion...
Photographic display in Gladstone Street, Clonmel. Hare coursing lumped in with hurling
Photographic display in Gladstone Street, Clonmel. Hare coursing lumped in with hurling

We have much to be proud of in Ireland when it comes to sport. But live hare coursing hardly deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as hurling, football, rugby or any other normal sporting activity. Sport is about competition and fair play. The hare in coursing is just a plaything for the dogs and its stark terror in dodging them is a bit of fun for the punters.

That’s why I’d object to a display in a Clonmel shop window of a big hare coursing picture as part of a collection that purports to promote “all that’s best in Irish sport”.

I’m posting a photo here of the window display. The building is in Gladstone Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, beside the DV8 fashion store.

Should this be deemed on a par with hurling?
Should this be deemed on a par with hurling?

Far from lovely hurling!
Far from lovely hurling!

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