Playing For The Common Ground

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Gerry Anderson grew up playing football and cricket and remains a fan of both. But when he went to the Christian Brothers school he was made to play GAA - Irish football and hurling - as football and cricket were deemed to be Protestant sports.

Like most things in Northern Ireland, sport has been divided down sectarian lines, but in the last 10 years great efforts have been made to change this way of thinking. Gerry talks to fans, players and coaches to find out if sport can be reclaimed to be enjoyed by the many instead of the few.

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Gerry Anderson grew up playing football and cricket and remains a fan of both.

But when he went to the Christian Brothers school he was made to play GAA - Irish football and hurling - as football and cricket were deemed to be Protestant sports.

Like most things in Northern Ireland, sport has been divided down sectarian lines, but in the last 10 years great efforts have been made to change this way of thinking.

Gerry talks to fans, players and coaches to find out if sport can be reclaimed to be enjoyed by the many instead of the few.

Gerry Anderson explores the sectarian divisions in sport in Northern Ireland.