GAA must protect gay players – MEP

The GAA is being criticised for not doing enough to protect players who are gay.

It follows a speech by Cork hurling goalkeeper Donal Og Cusack that he was verbally abused during matches, adding that he completely ignored the taunts.

The inter-county player told a Pride launch in Derry people with megaphones were shouting homophobic and slanderous insults at him while he was playing. The script and video of the speech has been circulating widely on

Labour MEP for Munster Phil Prendergast says it was strange that the GAA allowed this to continue.

She's told Cork's RedFM the organisation needs to tackle the issue............

[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/xphil530.mp3[/podcast]

See Donal Og's speech here -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPmBIifX2x8