To celebrate the beginning of the Winter Olympics, which begin tonight, the Irish Echo has a story explaining the links between hockey (ice variety) and hurling. I guess this is the Echo's way of making some link between Ireland and winter sports. Ireland has 4 athletes competing, but medals are out of the question. There isn't even an Irish bob sled team this year.
I don't really like all these professional athletes at the games, but just the same I know I'll be glued to the hockey when it's on. At least there'll be plenty of Rangers this year, including 4 on the Czech team.