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Last Updated: Wednesday, 1 August 2007, 12:02 GMT 13:02 UK
GAA player quitting over 'abuse'
Darren Graham
Darren Graham said he had suffered sectarian insults
A County Fermanagh GAA player has said he is leaving the sport over persistent sectarian abuse from rival club teams.

Darren Graham, 25, has represented the county in Gaelic football and hurling. He was a baby when his father, who was in the UDR, was killed by the IRA.

Mr Graham, a Protestant, said while his Lisnaskea team-mates were not involved, the GAA must look at the problem.

A spokesperson for the Fermanagh county board said harassment would not be tolerated, but it must be reported.

Mr Graham said: "I couldn't take any more. Something has to be done to get it out of the sport."

The GAA spokesperson said: "Abuse of any players, officials or referees is not acceptable and all official reports of it will be dealt with seriously."


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