Tuesday 20 March 2018

GAA to probe match racism claims

The GAA is to investigate claims of racism during an Ulster Club football final between Crossmaglen and Kilcoo.

Crossmaglen player Aaron Cunningham, whose father is black, claimed he was racially abused throughout the match by two members of the Kilcoo team.

Crossmaglen won the match this afternoon by 3-9 to 1-9 to secure their third consecutive Ulster title.

The Ulster GAA statement said: "The GAA is an anti-racist organisation by rule and will not tolerate in the strongest and most emphatic terms racist abuse of any type."

A Kilcoo GAC statement said: "Kilcoo GAC is an all inclusive club which prides itself in appealing to all sections of our community, and is shocked and saddened to hear of any allegations of racial abuse following the Ulster club final.

"We as a club condemn abuse from whatever quarter and shall co-operate fully with any investigation instigated by Ulster Council."

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