There's a bunch of malarkey (is that an Irish word?) floating around in the news services today, stating that Professor Gates and Sgt. Crowley are related. These news stories claim that "both men are said to be descended from Niall of the Nine Hostages."
Yeah, so what? EVERYONE with Irish ancestry is probably descended from Niall of the Nine Hostages. This is a non-story. It is about the same as saying, "All Irish men and women are related." I'd be more impressed if they were NOT related.
It must have been a slow news day.