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May 14

GAA Rivals Team up to Help Kick-Start Local Jobs Drive

While emigration has brought a new lease of life to the GAA in foreign lands, losing players has had a devastating effect on rural communities at homeWhile emigration has brought a new lease of life to the GAA in foreign lands, losing players has had a devastating effect on rural communities at home.

THEY’VE temporarily parked their on-pitch rivalries for the greater good – as part of a joint effort to stem the emigration tide and create desperately needed jobs in rural Ireland. 

While Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford and Cavan all have eyes on the upcoming GAA championship, there will be a much different prize up for grabs tomorrow.

The extensive GAA community in the four counties are joining forces – and pooling their resources – to confront the emigration toll, which has hit rural Ireland hard.

They want to try and slow down the trek of their young people abroad – as well as lure back some recently departed emigrants from the US,Canada, Australia, and elsewhere.

As a result, a landmark ‘Play Your Part – Help Bring Your People Home’

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