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GAA man's role in community relations lauded at Stormont

By Staff Reporter

Published 15/06/2016

Dr Danny Murphy, centre, at his reception in Stormont Castle
Dr Danny Murphy, centre, at his reception in Stormont Castle

First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have hosted a reception at Stormont Castle to recognise the contribution of Ulster GAA Provincial Secretary Dr Danny Murphy to sport and community relations.

Mrs Foster said: "Danny has made an important contribution to community relations in Northern Ireland through sport.

"He played a very progressive role through initiatives such as the Game of Three Halves, which involved rugby, soccer and Gaelic games.

"Each sport brought its own unique contribution to the Game of Three Halves programme, and despite all three sports having their specific values and philosophies, it brought sport into communities and offered our young people the opportunity to participate.

"I commend Danny's valuable contribution to sport in Northern Ireland throughout his distinguished career."

Martin McGuinness said: "Danny Murphy is a true Gael.

"His contribution to sport and to community relations through his active role in the GAA is immeasurable.

"Danny has given decades of service to the GAA and been at the forefront of building community relations.

"We look forward to his continued wisdom and contribution to our Gaelic games at all levels."

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