When St. Vincents won the All-Ireland club football championship on St. Patrick's Day, Ger Brennan took up the microphone and addressed the crowd with the most progressive winning speech ever given by a GAA captain.
Brennan thanked both girlfriends and boyfriends of the players for their support during the run to winning the title.
He was on Radio One's John Murray Show this morning (talking with Kathryn Thomas) and discussed the speech.
The Vincents captain could not believe the media attention which it received. It was not pre-planned as he felt it would have been bad luck to go into the final with a speech already written. He went on to say that a person's sexual preference should not have anything to do with their involvement in the GAA.
If a person, man or woman, is playing for their club or county, I don't see what their sexuality has to do with anything.
Here's the full audio.
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