Responding to comments by prominent GAA TV commentator Joe Brolly TUV leader Jim Allister said:
“The remarks by Joe Brolly underscore just how foolish Peter Robinson was in attending last night’s event and praising the GAA for supposedly reaching out across the divide.
“Mr Brolly’s remarks more than suggest that when it comes to outreach it is a one way process with the GAA lapping up the praise of foolish Unionist politicians but refusing to do anything to address the issues which cause many Unionists to see the GAA as a deeply sectarian organisation which continues to glorify and defend IRA genocide.
“Kevin Lynch was a suicidal terrorist who was serving ten years in prison for stealing guns and taking part in punishment shootings.
“The INLA, of which he was a member, murdered over 100 people.
“If Mr Brolly is “proud” his local GAA club is named after such a character it is a revealing insight into the attitude of the GAA as an organisation.
“The GAA can send representatives on to the media who will say all manner of things to cover up the truth but Mr Brolly has let the mask slip. He has exposed the folly of Mr Robinson’s actions last night and proved that the GAA are not in the least interested in reaching out to the Unionist community”.