In 1994 Jack Boothman became the first protestant President of the GAA.

From various senior positions within the GAA, to Secretary of his local GAA Club in Blessington, Co. Wicklow, to now being selected for the top job as President of the organisation.

As President of the GAA he faces many controversial decisions. Should the GAA allow their grounds be used for soccer? Should the ban on GAA membership by members of the Northern Ireland Security Forces remain?

While in many ways Boothman is a typical GAA member, he will be the first protestant to take the position as President of the organisation. Boothman remained as President until 1997.

A RTÉ News report by Alasdair Jackson broadcast on 8 April 1994.