Ireland favourites for gold as hurling added to Paris Olympics

Ireland have been made red hot favourites for gold medal success after hurling was added to the list of sports for the Paris Olympics.

The GAA have been campaigning for many years to have Gaelic Games included in the Olympics and it seems their hard work has finally paid off.

GAA President Paddy Bracken said it’s not only a great day for Ireland, but also for the Olympic Games.

“Finally a proper sport, played by proper men in the Olympics. I’ll tell you one thing, you won’t see any spandex wearing ponces with gold earrings on the hurling pitch. Imagine one them them lads getting a good clatter of a hurl. They’d be in hospital for a month.”

Gaelic games actually made a brief appearance at the 1904 Olympics in an unofficial capacity when Fenians FC from Chicago beat host team St Louis by 10 goals to nil.

However, this announcement confirms that from now on, Ireland’s favourite homegrown sport is officially an Olympic sport and will be showcased on the world’s biggest stage in front of a global audience of billions.

UPDATE: Due to no other country entering a team, Olympic Hurling has been cancelled indefinitely.