County Chairman speaks out on racism

The official at centre of second incident of alleged racist abuse which is currently being investigated by the CCCC has resigned his position with Wexford GAA. The CCCC should report the findings of its investigation within the next 7 days.

County Chairman, Diarmuid Devreaux speaking in relation to the matter said, that clubs are responsible for behaviour of their players and officials and that any further incidents would be dealt with most severely.

The Wexford Chairman went on to apologise wholeheartedly to both the players and their families of the victims of the recent racism abuse cases in Wexford. He stated that he and the Wexford County Board would do all in its power to ensure that similar regrettable incidents did not happen again.

Wexford GAA reaffirm their commitment to the GAA’s ‘Give Respect, Get Respect’ code and will promote the campaign to educate our members on the issue.

Children’s Officer Dermot Howlin told a meeting of the County Board, that part of the Code Of Best Practice programme, currently being rolled out to clubs across the county this year,  includes a module on ‘Give Respect, Get Respect’ and urged Clubs to ensure all members take part in this course.

PRO, Rory Murphy, said that literature to compliment the campaign would be made available to Clubs and asked Clubs to have these posters clearly displayed at their grounds.

The GAA in Wexford was and would continue to be open and inclusive and the County Chairman was calling on all members, officials and clubs to redouble their efforts and make the county a model for others to follow and ensure that the GAA was and continued to be an integral part of everyone living in Wexford’s life.