As Ireland continues to become a more open and multicultural society, we are starting to see more and more fantastic stories like this.
We were recently filled with joy by the tale of Zak Moradi, the Leitrim hurler who was born in Iraq and went on to play a part in their Lory Meagher success last month. This one is up there with it.
Aaron Oyiki, who was born in Ireland to Nigerian parents, recently made national headlines when he scored an outrageous goal for the Roscommon minors against Galway.
— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) May 21, 2019
Aaron comes from a sporting family, with his father an African champion and Olympian in the 110m hurdles. His mother also represented Nigeria in hockey.
RTÉ News today aired a short clip about the youngster, who lives in Athlone and plays for Clann na nGael.
Meet Aaron Oyiki, the @roscommonGAA minor footballer with impressive athletic pedigree courtesy of his Olympian father and hockey-playing mother. Report by @sweeney_peter #RTEGAA pic.twitter.com/EkADRrdRXP
— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) July 11, 2019
This is the sort of stuff we love to see. We are sure to see more stories such as this one in the future, and it captures the essence of what the GAA is all about.