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Ulster GAA meets with Chief Constable

January 24th, 2020

Ulster GAA President, Oliver Galligan presenting a Live To Play jersey to PSNI Chief Constable, Simon Byrne, alongside Brian McAvoy, Ulster GAA Provincial Secretary

A delegation from Ulster GAA today met with the PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne at Ceannarás Uladh, the Headquarters of Ulster GAA.

The delegation of Officers and staff, which included Ulster GAA President Oliver Galligan, Provincial Treasurer Michael Geoghegan and Provincial Secretary Brian McAvoy, discussed a range of issues and the Chief Constable received a presentation on the Ulster GAA community engagement programme.

Following the visit Ulster GAA President Oliver Galligan said:

“We were pleased to welcome the Chief Constable to Armagh and brief him on our ongoing initiatives. We discussed a broad remit of issues including the policing of major events, matters pertaining to safeguarding, GAA initiatives such as ‘Live to Play’ and wider policing and societal issues.

“It was a constructive and positive engagement and Ulster GAA looks forward to further developing our relationship with the Chief Constable and his team.”

Commenting on the visit the Chief Constable Simon Byrne said:

“I am all too aware of the value and importance of direct engagement with people and communities from across society and I found today’s meeting with Ulster GAA highly beneficial. I now have a greater understanding and appreciation of the work of the GAA in the community and I’m keen to develop even closer links with the organisation across different spheres of activity.”

During the visit the Ulster GAA President also presented the Chief Constable with an Ulster GAA ‘Live to Play’ Road Safety jersey.