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A Thorough Examination Of Why It's Peak Hat Season In The GAA

A Thorough Examination Of Why It's Peak Hat Season In The GAA
By Mark Farrelly
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The weather is a fret but that's not stopping the GAA (Apart from the times the weather has been simply too much of a fret and they had to actually call the matches off)! Players, management and diehard fans alike have been braving the wind, rain and snow to bring us some fairly decent action in the multitude of preseason tournaments happening up and down the country.

While it may not be a peak time in terms of what happens on the field, it's certainly peak hat season, thanks to some mighty efforts along the sideline. Here are just a few examples of what we're getting at.

Kilkenny supporter, Ned Byrne flaunts the timeless trend of wearing a hat but not letting it cover your ears

If management doesn't work out for John Sugrue, he definitely could have a career in modelling

Brian Cody's hat has more of a tea cosy look

Stephen Rochford has opted to cover not only his ears but also his eyes


In terms of hipster hats, Drew Wylie gets a 7/10


Rory Gallagher, on the otherhand, gets a 10/10

Later on in the McKenna Cup, Gallagher and Ryan McMenamin showed us how bobbles will soon be larger than people's actual heads

Antrim manager, Lenny Harbinson, wins the award for the tallest hat so far this season


The dilemnma faced by Kevin Martin of Offaly shows how hats and in-ear chat thingys do not go well together

Lots going on here between GAA 'enthusiasts' Liam Flynn and Pat Corrigon. The two Kildare men lead the line when it comes to GAA hat fashion

For Wexford manager Paul McLoughlin, one style of hat isn't enough. Protection from the sun and the cold. Smart. 


All images courtesy of the brilliant Sportsfile.com

Also read: A Dying Breed - The 8 Best Characters In The GAA

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