Oh, get a life and learn to love rugby
Sir — I read Declan Lynch’s article on rugby (Sunday Independent, November 25) with disbelief. He excels at begrudgery. I was born of a tradesman’s family along with six siblings. Educated by the Christian Brothers, I have played soccer, Gaelic football and rugby in my time and continue to watch all three.
Rugby is my favourite game and I exulted in our first home victory over the All Blacks.
Does that mean, in Mr Lynch’s words, that I am a reflection of the Irish ruling class and that the culture that formed me was one of abundance, or does his bias apply only to the pupils of private schools?
Such schools account for only a small percentage of rugby players and spectators and all of those I have met are okay people — just like the rest of us.
Declan Lynch should curb his dislike of rugby and all to do with it, get a life and, for God’s sake, lose his sense of inferiority. Anthony J Morgan,