Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has welcomed news that UNESCO have granted Cultural Heritage status to Gaelic Games, Camógie and Hurling.
The party’s Culture, Arts and Sports spokesperson said:
“I am delighted that UNESCO have given Gaelic Games, Hurling and Camógie the international recognition they deserve.
“Hurling and Camógie are unique sports, they are currently unmatched anywhere in the world. It is only fitting that they are given this prestigious recognition.
“Gaelic Games are at the heart of Irish culture and currently thrive across the island of Ireland – particularly among our young people.
“This is an excellent showcase for Irish culture and further demonstrates the surge in participation in Gaelic Games, which has over 250,000 members in the north alone.
“I want to pay tribute to all the coaches, players and all involved in the games on achieving this unique recognition.”