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Dating a GAA player: Finding joy on the sidelines of a Galway pitch


by Jordan Lillis
04th Sep 2022
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Joy can be derived from the most unexpected places, even the sidelines of a hurling pitch. Jordan Lillis found this out the hard way after a few months of dating a GAA-obsessed Galway man…

My first crush was a hurler. I was 11-years-old and I had just arrived back to Ireland after six years abroad. My mum and I moved to the UK to live with my stepdad when I was almost five, and then onto New Zealand when I was eight, where, among other things, I learned the haka and how to boogie board. We lived in a house with yellow walls across the road from the sea...

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