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Gaelic games on offer at first LGBTQ+ Women's Sports Day in Belfast

Queen's University welcomed women at Sunday's event to hone skills including Gaelic football and camogie. Picture by Mal McCann
Staff reporter

The first ever LGBTQ+ Womens Sports Day has taken place at Queen’s University in Belfast, with participants taking part in events including rugby and Gaelic games.

Ulster Ladies Gaelic and Ulster Camogie joined with East Belfast GAA and other organisations including Cooke RFC and Basketball NI for the event on Sunday, organised by Sporting Pride Ireland.

The hosts said the day was an “opportunity for LGBTQ women to learn a new sport, meet new friends and celebrate the community”.

Following the activities, celebrations continued at Belfast’s Boombox venue on Sunday evening.

A second Women’s Sports Day event is being held at Dublin’s Railway Union Sports Club on June 17.

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