10/22/2005

Petty minds, petty people

More anti-GAA bigotry to report unfortunately as a row has erupted over plans to hold a civic reception for the Armagh ladies side which lifted the All Ireland Junior title earlier this month. Craigavon Borough Council's plans to celebrate the girls' sucess have descended into controversy due to what the SDLP and Sinn Féin claim is the insistence of Unionist councillors that the players agree to stand for the British National Anthem. (Sorry I couldn't find a link that didn't require a subscription.) Could you imagine the furore if a Nationalist controlled council insisted that Amhrán na bhFiann be played at all civic recpetions. The Armagh ladies have produced a statement expressing their sorrow that their celebrations have been tainted by this row. Those responsible for this ridiculous pettiness should grow up.

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