On Sunday, Joe Brolly in the Sunday Independent reported that a former PSNI Police Service of Northern Ireland] constable was ‘ostracised’ by his GAA club after joining the force.
Paeder Heffron was left in a wheelchair following a dissident republican car bomb in 2010.
Mr Heffron said he was frozen out of games by Kickhams Creggan in County Antrim and ignored by teammates, with republicans ” approaching him in a changing room and handing him a leaflet warning of the dangers of joining the PSNI”.
Shayna O Neill writes:
The PSNI have opened recruiting as of October 23 this year. The aim of the PSNI is to have a balanced force of 50/50 Catholics/Protestants, under The Patton Report – currently it’s @15-25% Catholic,depending on which figures you are given, or believe.
Growing up, we had the RUC, who seemed to have a licence to unleash some form of justice against Catholics. I’m living back in the North of Ireland for a few years now, I have to say the PSNI seem okay.
The GAA have let one of their own down. I feel ashamed that I associate and am a member of the GAA.
Above, from left: David Treacy, John Small, Eamonn Dillon and Ciarán Kilkenny
Danish menswear brand Jack & Jones launch their Every Day Hero range, featuring four Dublin GAA Ambassadors; Footballers Ciarán Kilkenny and John Small, and Hurlers David Treacy and Eamonn Dillon.
David Treacy wears a Denim Alvin jacket €79.99, Kevin Mao shirt €39.99, Trevor crew knit €39.99, navy chino €34.99, John Small wears a Gotham wool coat €169.99, Luke rollneck knit €39.99, Liam skinny jeans €49.99, Eamonn Dillon wears Fly hood €39.99, Fly sweatpants €34.99 and Ciarán Kilkenny wears a Black Alvin jacket €79.99, Well shirt €34.99, Will sweatpants €49.99.
Anyone seen the new Lidl ad (above)? Another cringey outing for the ‘proudly supporting LADIES’ Gaelic Football’ motto. Last time the ‘ladies’ were impressive-looking club players.This time (above) it’s schoolgirls and teens.
‘LADIES Gaelic Football’? Is there a “GENTLEMEN’S Gaelic Football’ or a ‘LORDS’ Gaelic Football’? It’s ‘WOMEN’S Gaelic Football‘