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Tuesday 12 December 2017

DUP support for GAA pitch in North

A new Gaelic games pitch is to be unveiled with the help of Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) minister Gregory Campbell, it emerged.

It will be a rare example of co-operation between a DUP politician and the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), but the prospect was hailed as a further sign of progress in Northern Ireland society.

The St Brigid's Gaelic athletic club in Belfast is to celebrate its 10th anniversary with the opening of a new pitch -- the first time it has had its own playing field.

The facilities will be unveiled later this month with GAA president Nickey Brennan and the Culture Minister Mr Campbell.

Mr Campbell is keen to attend the event, which comes after his predecessor as minister, Edwin Poots, broke new ground for the DUP by attending a GAA match while in office.

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