Pssst… past it on, Belgian GAA…

Calling any Slugger readers in or around the vicinity of Belgium… there’s a GAA club in Brussels wanting your attention…

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  • Mark McGregor

    Wrong link

  • Mick Fealty

    corrected…

  • kidso

    Too many Sprouts there it’ll never work ..

  • Mark McGregor

    There has been a club there for ages. An Chraobh Rua but I hope this is a new one as they are sponsored by ‘de Valera’s’ *spits*

  • mnob

    Lets cut to the chase and adress the elephant in the room

    are they Flems or Walloons ….

    (sorry couldnt resist)

  • Séamaí

    There are CLG/GAA clubs all over the world Mick, what’s special about this one?

  • Mick Fealty

    Nothing Séamaí, so far as I know. They are just looking for members, so I thought I’d pass on the word…

  • Mark McGregor

    You’d think with the EU Institutions and Louvain on their doorstep they should have less trouble than most in getting a team together.

  • Ulster’s my homeland

    Who would want to be part of the GAA anyhow?

    British Tax payers has paid over £10 million pounds to this so-called sports organisation which held a republican hunger strike rally at Casement Park on the 13th August 2006, which commemorated the deaths of IRA Criminals.

    The GAA has called many of it’s sporting grounds after IRA murderers. Last year GAA president Nickey Brennan opened a new GAA ground in Dungiven, named after an IRA criminal Kevin Lynch. This should not be the actions of a sporting organisation, especially when I, as a British tax payer actually funds this sectarian organisation.

    The sectarian nature of the GAA is clear to be seen at the very top of the organisation. That sectarian attitude filters down to it’s grass-root supporters who recently went on a rampage through Lurgan, when they attacked the town’s police station and destroyed many Protestant homes and properties, after a GAA game.

    The GAA must change their sectarian attitude and reach out to Protestants, because when they openly support IRA terrorists they fuel the violence against anything British and Protestant. As a sports organisation funded by the British taxpayer it shouldn’t be naming grounds and teams after murderers. They should stop the hero worship of IRA Criminals at once.

  • So who has more officials resigning these days – Sinn Fein or the GAA (over the grants)?

  • Ulster’s my homeland

    Mark Dowling, are you trying to suggest I should be happy my hard earned tax is going toward organisations who flaunt sectarianism and memorialise murderers?, simply because there’s a few resignations?

  • Yukio

    Has anyone left a pipebomb outside their ground yet?

  • Ulster’s my homeland:

    Not everything is about you.

    My post certainly wasn’t.

  • RepublicanStones

    ulsters my homeland, thats a good name, thats what we irish have been saying for centuries, but the brits didn’t seem to listen.

  • tony

    “are you trying to suggest I should be happy my hard earned tax is going toward organisations who flaunt sectarianism and memorialise murderers”

    I agree, why should Glentoran get any grant aid when they are happy to commemorate the leader of the political wing of the fully armed and active UVF.

    The IFA refused to censure the team for the blatant act of political commemoration, so we should seriously consider any funding to them as well

  • Ulster’s my homeland

    RepublicanStones [i]”ulsters my homeland, thats a good name, thats what we irish have been saying for centuries, but the brits didn’t seem to listen.”[/i]

    If you Irish have been supporting us Ulstermen for centuries, why did your government feel the need to claim Ulster’s territory as belonging to them?, even when the majority of Ulstermen voted for a union with Scotland, England and Wales?

  • pfhl

    The GAA has called many of it’s sporting grounds after IRA murderers.

    Go on, name us a few

    This should not be the actions of a sporting organisation, especially when I, as a British tax payer actually funds this sectarian organisation.

    I think you may be overstating britians funding of the GAA. It may contribute to individual clubs or the ulster council. I do not see how this means they can dictate how the Croke runs the sport. If I donated money to charity it does not mean i can tell them how to run their own charity. One more point, it is not sectarian.

  • RepublicanStones

    ulsters my homeland, methinks you need to read a little more. why did britain claim ownership of land not theirs and then proceed to artificially plant a loyal race of people to try and shore up their occupation. its easy to understand why the irish have claimed ulster as being irish, because of the simple fact that it is. so we irish are supposed to listen to the british when they didn’t listen to us? So by your reasoning if the usa imports alot of loyal subjects to iraq and then claims ownership over that area …its ok ! afraid not old boy ! ulster was the homeland of the irish, even before your ancestors showed up in the boats. if you have a problem with that scream your nonsense at ole father time, because you can’t argue with fact !

  • Ulster’s my homeland

    RepublicanStones [i]”ulsters my homeland, methinks you need to read a little more. why did britain claim ownership of land not theirs and then proceed to artificially plant a loyal race of people to try and shore up their occupation.”[/i]

    Pope Adrian gave the island to the English King Henry II and it wasn’t even his to give. Don’t hear you Irish complain much about the Pope.

    RepublicanStones [i]”ulster was the homeland of the irish, even before your ancestors showed up in the boats. if you have a problem with that scream your nonsense at ole father time, because you can’t argue with fact !” [/i]

    Ulster was always seperate from the rest of the island, it even had it’s own kingship, it wasn’t until the English arrived that Ulster was seen to be part of the island as a whole.

  • RepublicanStones

    Ulster wasn’t always seperate from the rest of the ireland though if you read a little more you would know this, and it wasn’t the only one who had its own kingship either, again if you read you would know this. and your right it wasn’t Adrian IV to give either, although i doubt there was too much religious persecution inflicted as what religion was Henry II? oh and didn’t he recognise Rory O’Connor as high king of Ireland?. Ulster has always put up the fiercest resistance to occupation/invasion, so if you know this why condemn ‘those pesky rebels’?

  • pfhl

    Ulsters my homeland,

    Sorry to see you didn’t respond to my challenge over naming grounds. Had you problems finding many GAA grounds that have been named after what you deem as an IRA muderer? Go on take up the challenge please. If you can not back your statement up, please stop telling lies.

  • Ulster’s my homeland

    pfhl, here’s a few for starters:

    The Mairead Farrell tournament, Farrell was an IRA terrorist.

    The Kevin Lynch club, Lynch was an INLA terrorist.

    The Michael McVerry cup, McVerry was an IRA commander in S.Armagh.

  • Ulster’s my homeland

    RepublicanStones [i]”Ulster has always put up the fiercest resistance to occupation/invasion, so if you know this why condemn ‘those pesky rebels’?”[/i]

    ‘those pesky rebels’ have now disowned Ulster and have sided with the land grabbing Irish.

  • RepublicanStones

    whose disowned Ulster?????? land-grabbing what?

  • pfhl

    The GAA has called many of it’s sporting grounds after IRA murderers.

    Grounds, i asked for, now go ahead.

  • pfhl

    The Kevin Lynch club, Lynch was an INLA terrorist.

    I don’t know the origin of the other two names and their relation to them tournaments? I do know however that Kevin Lynch was a promising young hurler for Dungiven and this is why the club was named after him. It is regrettable that this could act as a deterrent to potential protestant interest in Gaelic games. But it is the respective clubs choice and i am not sure if there are rules forbidding any names to be used in the naming of a club. The GAA is a democratic organisation maybe you could join and try to change it. You should visit Croke Park on matchday, you would find clean sporting fun and not a secongd of IRA glorification unless you are offended by anything irish and associate that with the IRA.

  • Lenny

    “land grabbing Irish”

    LOL UML are you for real? Whats that one about the sun never setting on the British empire. The only land we Irish ever wanted to grab was our own.

  • Paul

    Ulster whatever,

    re “British Tax payers has paid over £10 million pounds to this so-called sports organisation which held a republican hunger strike rally at Casement Park on the 13th August 2006, which commemorated the deaths of IRA Criminals.”

    Not true. Turn off the I Luv Ulster filter on your computer, go and do a google.

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&ned=uk&q;="CAsement+Park"+rally+hunger+sinn+fein+gaa&sa=N&tab=nw

    You’ll find that the truth is that the GAA HQ and Shinners fell out over the issue.

    The main governing body of the GAA, the Central Council, ruled that the rally should not take place because it broke rule 7a of its official guide, which dictates that the association must be non-party political.

    The Antrim branch (presumably under local SF pressure) failed to obey GAA HQ’s command.
    SF replied that the event was a commemoration, not a party political rally.
    The GAA were unconvinced and refused to back down.

    The GAA retaliated by withdrawing goodwill Croke Park tickets from Sinn Fein.
    The Antrim board weren’t officially reprimanded afaik.

  • Louis Leonard

    “The GAA has called many of it’s sporting grounds after IRA murderers.

    Grounds, i asked for, now go ahead.”

    St Patricks GAC, Donagh in Fermanagh play at Louis Leonard Memorial Park.

    St Patricks local rivals are Lisnaskea who have a certain player called Darren Graham playing for them.

    Darren is obviously quite relaxed about playing his local rivals at a park named after an IRA terrorist who was a member of the very South Fermanagh unit that murdered his father and 2 uncles.

    Crazy stuff.