Casement Hunger Strike Rally is a breach of rules – GAA Central Council

The BBC is reporting that the GAA Central Council discussed the proposed Hunger Strike Rally at Casement Park and consider the event “would break the organisation’s rules about staging political events”. Spokesperson for the National H-Block Hunger Strike Committee, Peadar Whelan, denies it is a party political event. The confirmed speakers are Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams, Mary Lou McDonald and Toireasa Ferris. He argues that the ground “belonged to the people” as well as the GAA. Will the GAA Central Council take disciplinary action? What about other Hunger Strike events at GAA clubs? As the GAA Central Council has deemed it a party political event, will the funding bodies take the same view and ask for the return of the grants for breach of conditions?