Hostility towards Irish language in GAA…

VETERAN Irish language broadcaster, Sean Ban Breathnach, has decided not to quit his position as Cultural and Irish Officer of the Galway County Board in a last minute U-turn. Breathnach had been annoyed over what he perceived as a growing intolerance to the Irish language in Galway GAA circles, but changed his mind about resigning after support he got from various clubs came in. He had previously expressed his disillusionment after increasing hostility to the use of Irish by players, officials and supporters. “This is on playing pitches by managers and mentors and supporters and even to referees. I experienced it myself first hand during the summer,” he said. “Every time these people hear Irish being spoken on the pitch they just seem to lose it.”