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Senate nominee Brett Kavanaugh's GAA background revealed in calendars

Brett Kavanaugh played Gaelic football while he was at school, his recently released calendars have revealed
Gareth McKeown

EMBATTLED US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh played Gaelic football while he was at school, his recently released calendars have revealed.

Mr Kavanaugh, accused of allegations of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s in relation to at least three women, played the sport while still a student at the Catholic all-boys high school, Georgetown Preparatory School in Maryland. It is speculated that Irish-American Kavanaugh, who played basketball and football, may have been a junior member at Washington Gaels.

As part of the investigation into the Presidential nominee, the released calendars from the summer of 1982 show that on Saturday, May 8 Mr Kavanaugh's activity at 11am is listed as 'Gaelic Football'. If he is confirmed on to the Supreme Court it is likely Mr Kavanaugh, who is from Washington, would become the first ever representative to have played the sport. Co-ed Gaelic football and hurling is common among younger players in certain areas of the US.

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