Northern Ireland

Former Donegal All-Ireland footballer and his family targeted by man 'roaring abuse' as he left match

Former All-Ireland winning GAA footballer Eamonn McGee has revealed how he and his family were accosted by a man as they left a match in Co Donegal at the weekend. Picture by Philip Walsh
Former All-Ireland winning GAA footballer Eamonn McGee has revealed how he and his family were accosted by a man as they left a match in Co Donegal at the weekend. Picture by Philip Walsh

A FORMER All-Ireland winning GAA footballer - who is a well-known pro-choice and equal marriage campaigner - has revealed how he and his family were accosted by a man as they left a match in Co Donegal.

Eamonn McGee, who won an All-Ireland medal with Donegal in 2012 but who still plays for Ulster Club champions Gaoth Dobhair, was leaving the Donegal Senior Football Championship final at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey at the weekend when a man approached him and his wife, Joanne and daughter, Daisy and started "roaring abuse".

Tweeting about the incident afterwards, the GAA star, said: "Didn’t mind him getting onto me but getting onto Joanne while she was walking off the field with Daisy isn’t cool. Thankfully she was well fit for him."

Reigning champions Gaoth Dobhair are now due to meet Naomh Conaill once again this Sunday after a tie at the weekend

A spokesman for the Donegal GAA County Board said he was unable to comment on the incident.