GAA PARISH ROW: CLUB VOWS TO FIGHT BOUNDARY CHANGES

first_imgST EUNAN’S club members have vowed to fight a plan by Letterkenny Gaels to impose strict parish boundary rules.The senior club met in Letterkenny last night and there was unanimous support from members.Many of them spoke of the heartache they would feel if they were forced to send family members to play for the Gaels. Under plans launched by the Gaels, St Eunan’s would draw players from the parish of Conwall and Leck whilst the Gaels would have sole access to players in the parish of Aughaninshin.This has caused uproar amongst diehard Eunan’s members – many of whom live in the Aughaninshin end of the town and whose families have been with the club for generations.Mediation between the two clubs has so far failed, mainly because St Eunan’s is angry that the Gaels is in breach of an agreement reached when the junior club was founded when both sides agreed to give players the choice of which club to join in Letterkenny without referral to boundaries.The Gaels however have since insisted on changing this agreement. Eunan’s sources believe GAA headquarters will back them.There is also the issue raised with donegaldaily.com by a GAA player who isn’t a Catholic.He told us: “I’m not a Catholic, yet the GAA which claims to be all-encompassing wants to make rules based on Catholic parishes. Legally in this day and age that can’t be right. The organisation shouldn’t be linked solely to one religion.”* Comments are welcomed by donegaldaily.com as long as they are fair and accurate, do not use foul language and are not defamatory of any individual or organisation.GAA PARISH ROW: CLUB VOWS TO FIGHT BOUNDARY CHANGES was last modified: September 16th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AughaninshinConwal and Leckletterkenny gaels gaa clubSt Eunan’s GAA clublast_img

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