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Pictured Oisin McConville



Date: Wednesday 5th May 2010

Location: Studio

Photographer: Liam McBurney

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There is racism in GAA... so let actions speak louder than words

Oisin McConville


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Antrim's Lara Dahunsi is challenged by Fermanagh's Courtney Miurphy.

Antrim's Lara Dahunsi is challenged by Fermanagh's Courtney Miurphy.

Antrim's Lara Dahunsi is challenged by Fermanagh's Courtney Miurphy.

Slowly but surely, anecdotal evidence is mounting to the effect that racism has had a telling impact within different strata of the GAA's playing population.

For this reason, the funeral of George Floyd must not be viewed as the end of a sorry saga, but rather the impetus for a sustained drive to totally eliminate verbal abuse in relation to the colour of a person's skin.

Over the course of the past few weeks, the list of people who have come forward from within the GAA to outline their experiences of racial abuse within the sport which we love has not only been embarrassing but utterly shameful.