Tuesday 21 November 2017

British ministry of defence hosts tournament as gibraltar dispute hits GAA on 'the rock'

Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

THE ongoing political dispute between Gibraltar and Spain over their border will see a Gaelic football tournament played in the most unlikely of venues next weekend -- Britain's Ministry of Defence on 'The Rock'.

The local Gibraltar GAA club usually play their matches on pitches across the border in Spain.

However, because of the delays caused by the introduction of border checks, they have decided to hold the tournament on 'home' soil provided by the MOD.

It will involve Seville, Gibraltar and Marbella, who play independently in an Andalucian league but band together to field a team in the Iberian league.

Marbella's Costa Gaels have an Iraqi native as their goalkeeper.

Irish Independent

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