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Should GAA clubs change their name being linked to a slave trade supporter?

As Britain takes a good long hard look at its slave trader history the debate is continuing on wh...

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15.25 11 Jun 2020


Should GAA clubs change their name being linked to a slave trade supporter?


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15.25 11 Jun 2020


As Britain takes a good long hard look at its slave trader history the debate is continuing on whether or not to tear down their statues. In Ireland Republican John Mitchel who has more than 10 GAA clubs named after him, he was a slave trade supporter but also a supporter of an independent Ireland. Is it time to change GAA club and street names ? Henry McKean went to ask.


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