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VIDEO: Charlie McCreevy Announcing That Beating Kerry Is 'Better Than Sex'

VIDEO: Charlie McCreevy Announcing That Beating Kerry Is 'Better Than Sex'
Conor Neville
By Conor Neville
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In an interview with the Sunday Business Post in the mid-noughties, renowned philosopher Charlie McCreevy said that the pompous, high-minded elites in Brussels who were getting their knickers in a twist about art subsidies and gender quotas had it all wrong.

Most people, Charlie said, 'just want to earn a decent living, be able to afford a few pints, go to a game of football, and have a bit of sex'.

However, for Charlie, better even than sex is the sight of the lillywhites winning a big game in Croke Park. It's not something that has happened with great regularity in recent years but back in the late 1990s, they were hitting their stride.


While oft-alluding to his friendship with Colm O'Rourke (seated above in the studio), Charlie tried to sum up what it meant to him to see Kildare win.

I think Colm (O'Rourke) owes me another few quid. No matter if you won the lottery it wouldn't give you as much pleasure as Kildare have given both myself and other people for the last few years. It's better than winning the lottery. And as some other politician said one time... or I think it was the jockey that rode the winner of the Grand National. It's better than sex and I would agree.

Back in 1998, RTE made a habit of asking politicians their thoughts on the big game. In the wake of the final, then British Minister for Sport, the late Tony Banks, was interviewed alongside Kevin Walsh and Sean O'Domhnaill. He pronounced Kevin to be 'undoubtedly Man of the Match'.

Michael Lyster disputed the notion that witnessing one's county win an All-Ireland is better than either winning the Lotto or having sex.


Michael perhaps subscribes to the Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink mantra that 'anyone who says scoring a goal is better than sex isn't having proper sex'.

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