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Why the GAA’s rulebook poses a conundrum for unionist president of new east Belfast club

Nelson McCausland


The Association has had Protestant officials in the past, but they have all been nationalists. By Nelson McCausland

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Croke Park, home of the GAA

Croke Park, home of the GAA

Linda Ervine, who has accepted a role as president of a new east Belfast club

Linda Ervine, who has accepted a role as president of a new east Belfast club

Croke Park, home of the GAA

Plans are under way to form a new GAA club in east Belfast. Apparently, it would be the first and the people promoting the club have invited local Irish language activist Linda Ervine to become its president.

According to a report in Gaelic Life, which broke the news, she has accepted.

They carried the story under the headline ‘Linda Ervine is first president of east Belfast GAA club’ and informed readers that Linda is a Presbyterian.