Well, you see, orange is a color of the north kinda’ in Ireland, and thus of England etc. Hurling is kinda like Gaelic field hockey.
I’m not explaingin this very well. But it made sense at the time.
Nobody cares much about the Irish except the Irish, and not even all of them care.
These links might help:
(Wiikipedia is my friend!)
Oh, boy! He really stepped in IT on that one. As I’ve always described it, my ancestry is the result of failed British political policy. Scotch indenture from the clearances, Irish emigrating to miss the troubles, Hessian pressganged mercenary who had nothing to go back to so ditched being a Redcoat. Unknown English who’d had enough and left.
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