BBC documentary recounts troubled past

March 9th, 2015 | General News, Senior Football & Hurling

St Colmcille's Gaelic football team in Belfast, featuring Charlie O'Donnell, flourished in the 1960s

St Colmcille’s Gaelic football team in Belfast, featuring Charlie O’Donnell, flourished in the 1960s

FORTUNATELY for many of our younger players, the tragedies which emanated during the ‘Troubles’ in the 1960s, 1970s and the 1980s are a thing of the past. However, many of our senior members can still vividly recall how their lives were scarred by violence.

In a moving interview with BBC Radio Ulster about the former St. Comcille’s GAA team in East Belfast which disappeared without a trace in the 1970’s, our own Charlie O’Donnell – father of senior player Connor – recounts how his family was devastated by the murder of his father in a pipebomb attack in Belfast, simply because of his GAA allegience.

Read the BBC web article here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-31770367

The documentary can be heard on the BBC iPlayer until the 5th April – Listen here