The GAA ‘really made me feel part of the area’ Liberia’s Sayeh says

Westmeath footballer Boidu Sayeh says that being a member of Rosemount GAA Club played a major role in helping him settle in Ireland, the Gaelic Athletic Association is an Irish international amateur sporting and cultural organisation, focused primarily on promoting indigenous Gaelic games and pastimes, which include the traditional Irish sports of hurling.

GAA Ambassador Sayeh moved to rural Westmeath in 2004 from Liberia. Speaking in Croke Park at the recent launch of the GAA’s first National Inclusion Fitness Day, which takes place on September 23; he said that joining his local club was a seminal moment in his life.

“It was great. I had great role models like John Keane. He’s winning two All Stars and you are looking up at that. I didn’t have anyone else my own colour to look up to, but the community was so close and they really made me feel that I was part of that area and part of them. It helped me big time,” he said.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.