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An interview with Con Houlihan
Hot Press spoke to with the late, great sportswriter in 1984...
Declan Lynch, 13 Dec 1984
Does getting old trouble you?
"I'm 58. Ah yes, it does trouble me of course, but as regards death, I was born without knowing about it and I'll die the same way, which is a cliché, but true. Say you're 70. You can't play football, you can't make love to women, you can't drink. But there's compensation if you're a writer. You can recreate it. That's true.
"To me this country is cursed with fixed ideas. We should be a nation of great prosperity and why aren't we? Ignorance and prejudice. I hope when I'm 70 I'll be as open-minded as I am now."