EVERYONE from Bono to Jedward has been invited to carry it. But it looks like the GAA will be the biggest winners when the Olympic torch relay arrives in Dublin on June 6.
Despite the fact that Gaelic games are not Olympic sports, it will be a top inter-county GAA player who kick-starts the prestigious relay in the capital by carrying the torch across the roof of Croke Park's Hogan Stand. It will then spend a further half-hour at Croke Park before its two-hour tour around the city.
The GAA, along with other sporting bodies including the FAI and IRFU, has been asked to forward their nominee's name to the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) by Friday and the 40 participants will be announced a fortnight later.
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