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The Fishermen From Ghana Getting Hooked On Gaelic Football In Northern Ireland

19th August 2020
Ghanaian fishermen in a kickabout at Ardglass GAC Ghanaian fishermen in a kickabout at Ardglass GAC Photo: GAA

A GAA club in Northern Ireland has had an influx of new players from much further overseas then it’s used to.

BBC News reports on the fishermen from Ghana who have taken up Gaelic football as a pastime in between their gruelling shifts fishing out of Ardglass.

Edward Kweku Dzidzornu is one of a community of 30 seafarers from Ghana who settled in the Co Down coastal town a year ago.

And he explains how when he first attended a training session at the GAA club, he “wondered how could I play football with my hand and my leg also”.

BBC News has more on the story HERE.

MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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