Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne said it has lodged a complaint to the body that oversees post-primary schools GAA. It said the incident occurred during its All-Ireland colleges A football semi-final with Naas CBS last week. Naas won the match by six points to qualify for last Saturday's Hogan Cup final which they lost to St Michael's, Enniskillen, at Croke Park. But the game left a sour taste for the Dingle school over the nature of some of the chants they allege emanated from a section of the Naas support. Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne principal Eamonn Fitzmaurice, the former Kerry manager who was manager of his school team on the day, confirmed a letter of complaint had been submitted yesterday. He stressed the alleged racial comments had not come from any of the Naas team but had their source among the crowd. Speaking yesterday he said they hadn't raised the issue after the game last week because they didn't want it to "be misconstrued as sour grapes". "We had been beaten fair and square … [Read more...] about School claims racist chants aimed at GAA player during match
“We all belong here in this place. At this time. We belong not because of who we are or where we come from. Being here means belonging. Belonging means knowing you’re part of a community. A community that has a place for all. Where potential is nurtured. Where individuals become teams who honour the legacy of those who went before, and strive to build a legacy of their own. Some of us play. Some of used to play. Some of us never played. We all belong. Belonging means we have a voice, means being able to say what you think is right. Being listened to. Belonging means respecting each other, means being there for each other on the pitch. Off the pitch. Belonging means rolling our sleeves up and doing what needs to be done. We all belong whether it’s our first day or our hundredth year. We all belong here because this place belongs to us all. Our GAA. Where we all belong.” The GAA’s new manifesto TO what, though, do we belong? The GAA is an ever-changing … [Read more...] about Cahair O’Kane: To what do we actually belong in the GAA?
GAA president John Horan at yesterday’s unveiling of the new GAA manifesto in Bettystown, Co Meath. A relaxation of the parish rule is vital to the GAA and might give clubs a fighting chance in the years ahead. Picture: SportsfileTuesday, April 09, 2019 - 12:00 AM The week before last, the Irish Examiner reported on a rural GAA seminar staged by Club Tyrone in Garvaghey. Last Saturday week was a day for kindred spirits fighting against what is increasingly feeling like a storm tide.Slaughtneil’s Seamus McEldowney spoke of Derry GAA’s strength being in the countryside yet more money is being pumped into urban areas with little return. Sign in or register for FREE to continue enjoying and to comment on our great range of opinion writersSign InNot a member yet? Register here More From The Irish Examiner … [Read more...] about Time for the GAA to reassess parish rule
An emotional win for Fermoy and the rise of GAA in California are covered in today's PaperTalk podcast. Denis Hurley reviews a busy weekend in the Cork football championships. Tony Leen and Conor McCarthy discuss the implications of Cork's new championship stuctures. And LA Cougars president Ronan Wall discusses how the GAA club has become a fixture in Californian life. … [Read more...] about GAA podcast: Clubs take centre stage plus GAA’s LA story
A documentary comparing the current cardiac scoring of the Down and Meath panels that faced off in the 1991 All-Ireland final has saved a number of lives.Set to be released late this year and produced by Gaelic Players Association founder Donal O’Neill, Extra Time discovered several players from the victorious Down squad have significant heart disease.With good scores for calcium plaque in the arteries ranging from zero to 100, a preview of the documentary revealed eight players in each group recorded zero scores, which has been likened to a 10-year warranty from coronary vessel disease. However, Down’s average score was 264 compared to Meath’s 16 with scores as dangerously high as 3,100 coming back from at least one member of the Mourne County’s squad. Just one of Seán Boylan’s panel required a follow-up consultation compared to a massive eight among Down’s.“I am surprised by some of the high scores,” admits preventative … [Read more...] about How a GAA documentary has helped save lives