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Former GAA President Wants To See Gaelic Games At The Olympics


Since the 1980 Games, 100 new events have been added to the long list of Olympic events.

So why not add one more? That's the thinking behind the claim that Gaelic Games should be considered.

Former President of the Association Liam O'Neill admits that while the proposal is not an immediate priority of the GAA, it should be proposed in the future.

"It has relevance, you need to look over the horizon to see what could happen," he said.

"Who would have imagined the growth in Gaelic Games in recent years".

The former GAA boss pointed out that hurling, camogie and football have boomed overseas in recent years.

"In 1999 the European County Board was formed with 4 teams, there are now over 100," he said.

This year, skateboarding and surfing are among the sport introduced for the first time.

When France takes over hosting duties in 2024, we'll be able to catch break-dancing at the event.

So will we see David Clifford or Joe Canning at the Olympics someday? I wouldn't hold my hurley.



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