School Steps, Back and Forward

A Limavady grammar school has found itself at the centre of a sporting/ political controversy after allegedly reneging on an invitation to the GAA to provide a training session for school pupils in an extra-curricular capacity following apparent ‘complaints’ by parents and teachers. Limavady Grammar Headmaster, Sam McGuinness, has said he would like to see gaelic games being played at the school. Meanwhile, Ian Paisley has been paying a visit to St. Patrick’s College, Bearnageeha, where he was presented with a hurley stick and invited to attend a GAA game at Croke Park by the passionate advocate of comprehensive education and School Headmaster, PJ O’Grady. Belfast’s Unionist Lord Mayor, Jim Rodgers, was also in north Belfast this week, visiting a catholic primary school in Ardoyne, where he handed out prizes for the school’s award-winning Gaels, this time of the handball court. At least that’s two steps forward for the one in reverse…