Pic: We’re loving this Pat Spillane caption from the GAA World Games in Abu Dhabi 5 years ago

Pic: We’re loving this Pat Spillane caption from the GAA World Games in Abu Dhabi

As the great Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh might say, neither a hurling stronghold.

The GAA World Games are taking place in Abu Dhabi this weekend, another great event to showcase our beloved native games to the rest of the world.

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Some of the biggest names in the GAA are there to help make the games as good as they can possibly be and one of them, Pat Spillane, is, as Conor McGregor might say, not just there to take part but to take over.

Spillane is having great success as manager of the Argentinean team in Abu Dhabi, becoming, as was acknowledged by the official GAA World Games Twitter account, the first man to manage Argentina to a World Cup since Carlos Bilardo in 1986.

Our favourite thing about Spillane’s new role, however, is this caption on a video (see below) produced by the tireless Jerome Quinn, who is in Abu Dhabi covering the event.

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Did you ever think you’d see the day?

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Check out all the highlights from Day One of the GAA World Games here...