Minister on the ball with £50K boost for Gaelic football club
A DUP minister tried his hand at Gaelic football for the first time yesterday during a visit to St Patrick's GAC in Lisburn.
Communities Minister Paul Givan was visiting the club to welcome a £50,000 funding allocation, to help it improve the facilities there.
It's believed to be the first time that a DUP minister has visited a GAA club on official business.
Clearly enjoying himself, the Minister tweeted: "Beautiful day to have a go at Gaelic football with St Patrick's GAC in Lisburn.
"Thanks for the invite & teaching me how to play!"
The Minister's remark sparked a quick reply from Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, who tweeted: "Well done Minister, shaping up well!"
St Patrick's GAC will be using the Alpha Programme cash to improve fencing at the club's premises, and to install an outdoor gym.