GAA to investigate racism claims

Monday 03 December 2012 11.44
Aaron Cunningham claims he was racially abused during the game
Aaron Cunningham claims he was racially abused during the game

The GAA is to investigate claims of racism during today's 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 3-09 to 1-09 to secure their third consecutive Ulster title.

Ulster GAA 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."

Kilcoo also released a statement this evening, saying that the club was "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."