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GAA Distances Itself From Players Advocating No Vote

By Jen

April 23, 2018 at 3:48pm

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The GAA have distanced themselves from the upcoming 8th amendment referendum by writing to 32 county secretaries today reiterating the association's stance on referendums. 

The association regularly writes these letters ahead of upcoming elections and referendums reminding members that it does not get involved in political activity. 

In addition to this, a statement was also released on the GAA website today stating: 

The GAA is a non-party organisation whose individual members may, of course, decide to take positions on political issues in accordance with their own personal views and commitments. As an Association, however, the GAA does not take a position, or comment in any way, on either elections or referenda.

The GAA's stance on the referendum was called into question over the weekend after a series of videos surfaced by a group of GAA players and managers calling for a No vote. 

"You know what the right choice is" – Mickey Harte

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