The magical summer of 2018

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The magical summer of 2018


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Maybe it’s the slight chill in the mornings, an All-Ireland on us already, or maybe it’s just the tropical storm warnings. But there is sense in the air that this magical summer of 2018 is drawing to a close. And there is a strange acceptance of it too.

Normally we’re people for raging against the dying of the light, but there is a sense this year that we did well. We won’t complain. And we sense that it will be one of those summers we’ll remember forever, and not just because of the hurling.

This was a summer when memories were made. We went from disbelief at the weather, through enjoying it, through moaning, to finally taking it for granted. We saw a glimpse of possibilities, of the better selves we were in good weather. While equally realising that not a tap of work would be done if we had weather like that all the time.

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