More Accusations of GAA Sexism.

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The Armagh ladies football manager has come out bulling over the news that his team won’t be given the go ahead by the GAA to play their All Ireland Semi Final this Saturday as a double header in Croker.

Here’s what he had to say to the Belfast Telegraph earlier today upon discovering the match was being banished out to Donnycarney:

“Why could they not have played their game at 2.00pm, and let our game stand the way it was?” asked Dromintee clubman Daly.

“They could have, without any doubt, have let us play in Croke Park and give all the girls a big day out. But the men’s GAA don’t like to do those things. They like to let on that they are integrating, but it is all for show.

“I am not happy about it at all. It’s the same old story. There’s nothing we can do about it. “In 2012, we were in an All-Ireland Intermediate final and there was a replay in the hurling final (Kilkenny and Galway) and they announced right away after the hurling draw that it would be on September 30.

“Little did they realise that the women’s finals were set to be on that date and they were all bumped on a week. “President (Liam) O’Neill said at the time that this will never be done again, but here we are again. As they do, they just pushed in and I am not happy at all.”

It’s not the first time this summer that the GAA has received a bashing for its sexism. Catherine McGourty, who won the ladies Ulster GAA Poc Fada competition, spoke out about how the “totally sexist” nature of the Ulster GAA after her win.

And that’s before we even get close to dragging up the coin toss offered to Dublin and Clare.

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