It's an irish saying - and it often comes true.
On the BBC website thare is a report entitled
'I'd like my kids to play gaelic games' - Ireland and Ulster star Stockdale on Lurgan Legacy experience
), which through poor writing, fails completely to get its point across - unless youre in the know.
In the article, it says that Jacob Stockdale (an Ireland and Ulster Rugby star) and Stefan Campbell (Captain of the Armagh Gaelic Football team) struck up a friendship whilst working together in a cross-community project, which they call the "Lurgan Legacy", leading to his statement.... blah de blah.
The actual story is that the two guys signed up for "Lurgan Community Aid" which delivered to the vulnerable across the communities in Lurgan, NI during the lockdown.
Stockdale is the son of a Presbyterian minister and Rugby in NI is traditionally a Protstant sport, Campbell plays in a GAA sport, normally confined to the nationalist community. In the past, they would have gone to separate schools and would never have met each other.... so this charity work brought them together.
The result is that Stockdale is now calling for an end to separation of sport along religious lines.
Something good from bad.....