Well that didn’t last long..

The apparent goodwill generated [not in the comments zone – Ed] by yesterday’s attendance of the Northern Ireland Sports Minister, Edwin Poots, at Páirc Esler would seem to have evaporated with the reported comments here – the report also claims that he arrived late to the game as part of a protest.

The North’s Sports Minister Edwin Poots is calling for an end to the playing of the Irish national anthem ahead of GAA games in the North. DUP politician Edwin Poots also says he wants to see an end to the naming of sports grounds after Irish patriots.

No actual quotes in that report though.. and there’s nothing on the DUP website.. Is that the official position of the NI Sports Minister? Adds There are some quotes from the minister here. And Sinn Féin’s Barry McElduff thinks the minister should “show greater sensitivity..”And a reminder, given how quickly the previous post encountered commenting related problems, play the ball.. and keep it civil.