Syrian refugees living on Ballaghaderreen border heading to Croke Park for Mayo rematch

A bus-load of Syrian refugees will arrive in Dublin today for the Roscommon Mayo rematch.

The group who live on the border between the two counties in Ballaghaderreen attracted publicity when it emerged they couldn't agree about who to support.

They have been given free tickets for the game by the GAA.

Volunteer Elaine Mernagh who organised the outing has said

"It was just a thought that I came up with, people are here in their centre and bored, they're waiting until they're moved on from here," she said.

"Wherever they're moving onto there is going to be a GAA club, that's just part and parcel of living in Ireland so what better way to get people accustomed and introduced to our culture."

Syrian refugees living on Ballaghaderreen border heading to Croke Park for Mayo rematch


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