The New York Ladies GAA team took on the TG4 Underdogs in Gaelic Park in New York on Saturday and we believe the home team ran the visitors close to lose by just two points in the Underdogs series.
The NY Ladies then hosted a huge dinner dance where 500 or so people heard chairperson Nollaig Cleary congratulate the teams on their achievement.
Nollaig pointed out that the Ladies would not be able to send a team to Ireland to play in the Underdogs series because so few of them can travel.
She also urged the Irish Government to get off its posterior and help legalise the Irish.
We've spoken to some of the girls on the teams and they said they're not going to move back to Ireland because, "there's nothing there for us."
The hard truth of the matter is they're right. We can see the shuttered construction sites; we can see the job losses being reported nearly every day now. Tough and all as it is being undocumented in the US, it's going to be a lot tougher being on the dole in Ireland.
Why doesn't the Government understand this? They're supposed to be cleverer than us.