I can't think of any sport where the clock counts down Gaelic, Hurling, Rugby, soccer hockey all sports I can think of the clock counts up. Anyone with half a brain and the slightest interest in the game is capable of remembering the length of time a match takes and subtracting one from the other.
Originally Posted by montra
Here is another suggestion if you don't like the sport in the first place
"But the modern Irish, contrary to popular impression, have little sense of history. What they have is a sense of grievance, which they choose to dignify by christening it history. History therefore is 'not so much a matter of learning from the past as of stirring old grievances to keep them on the boil'."