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Did NI Troubles breed sporting talent?

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Despite all the violence that beset Northern Ireland from the late 1960s, it still managed to produce more than its fair share of sporting heroes: George Best, Alex Higgins, and Barry McGuigan were among those who rose from working class roots to become icons.

Ireland correspondent Andy Martin reports on a new book by Teddy Jamieson, Whose side are you on?, which explores how even sport couldn't escape the Troubles.


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