McCausland suggests changes to GAA funding

Nelson McCausland has suggested that GAA clubs which are named after IRA terrorists could have their funding cut. He said that officials were examining clauses in Sport NI’s grant-making arrangements to advise if changes should be considered. On Good Morning Ulster McCausland suggested that it was also inappropriate to name competitions after IRA members. Francie Brolly (also on Good Morning Ulster) dismissed the idea. He explained that a GAA club local to him in Dungiven named after INLA member Kevin Lynch was so named because of Lynch’s famed prowess as a hurling player. He also stated that when previously unionist councils had been taken to court for failing to fund the GAA adequately.