Latest ‘Hurler on the Ditch’ focuses on the recent controversy when Dublin footballer, Davey Byrne, had his nose broken in an incident prior to the throw-in of a challenge game against Armagh.
There’s a good opinion piece here on the subject from the Irish Times’ Seán Moran http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/opinion-davey-byrne-incident-another-blow-to-gaa-reputation-1.2285035
Jim Gavin’s response last week to the incident was quite bizarre and in a week where Conor McGregor and the MMA took the nation’s attention, I thought I’d somehow combine the two sports for an illustration.
First idea was to put GAA players into an MMA Octagon arena, goal posts either end.
I went with the idea below though in the end, a sort of old school comic ‘Beano’ or ‘Dandy’ style bust up. Cloud of dust with legs and fists flying.
Due to the comical nature of the attempted cover up of the incident, I think it fits nicely.