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Paddy Heaney: US 'Golden Boy' Paul Hornung the ultimate Irishman

Paul Hornung’s old college team Notre Dame Fighting Irish made an appearance on these shores when they took on the US Navy at the Aviva Stadium in 2012. Hornung would have been seen as a hero in Ireland but his obituaries in America all made mention of a gambling suspension and off-field ‘carousing’  
America is an unforgiving country for flawed men and its Pilgrim past is never more evident than when it remembers its sporting heroes. I’ll explain this all later, but first, a joke. A Je[...]

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