Unnecessary comparisons

I heard it yesterday after the exciting All Ireland quarter-final between Kilkenny and Limerick – ‘when hurling is played well there’s no other game in the world like it’.

With the recent success of the Irish Rugby team it’s now not uncommon for rugby people to claim that rugby is now Ireland’s national sport.

The biggest question in soccer at the moment – Who is better – Messi or Ronaldo?

People often say to me – Sligo’s music scene must be the best in the country. I say I don’t know.

Sure it’s great – I feel strongly and passionate about it but I can’t compare it to any other music scenes – I don’t have the intimate knowledge of the music scene anywhere else like I do of Sligo’s. Even if I did I don’t see the need. I’m quite happy for Limerick, Tullamore, Wexford and Tralee to have great music scenes too.

Messi and Ronaldo are both amazing.

If you like sport, you can like hurling, rugby, soccer, tennis and tiddlywinks. One doesn’t have to be better than another for you to enjoy it more.

Comparison has its place. Using it to feel better about yourself in a contest that doesn’t really matter in is not it.

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