Top five EU gifts to sport

Irish Examiner - Supplement - - 60 YEARS OF EUROPEAN UNION -

1. The Euro: en­abling even the drunk­est fans to work out how much a pint costs in the Latin Quar­ter of Paris.

2. The Euro­pean soc­cer com­pe­ti­tions: cast your mind back to Seville, 2003, and 80,000 Celtic fans turn­ing up for the UEFA Cup Fi­nal against Porto.

3. The Euro­pean Cup (rugby ver­sion): re­in­forc­ing iden­tity and show­ing peo­ple the canals of Toulouse. For­mi­da­ble!

4. Thanks to the EU Gaelic foot­ball is played in Helsinki. Helsinki!

5. The Bos­man rul­ing: keep­ing the GAA safe for ama­teurs.

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