GAA leading the way on decade of commemorations

25 02 2012

Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham has praised the example and vision shown by Ulster Council GAA director Danny Murphy with regard to the upcoming decade of commemorations.

Mr Murphy said that his association – despite its long association with nationalism and republicanism – would attend “every event” in the next decade.
The promise to attend commemorations of events symbolic to many unionists such as the signing of the Ulster Covenant, the Battle of the Somme and the partition of Ireland would have been unthinkable in past years.
Mr Murphy made his comment in a two-page article for the Presbyterian Herald, which he wrote in response to the challenges given to the GAA by former Presbyterian moderator the Rev Dr Norman Hamilton when he addressed a conference organised by the body in October.



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