Following on from attending requiem mass for Martin McGuiness when he died, Arlene Foster attended the Ulster GAA final in Clones on the Lord's day.
Her conduct is objectionable on a number of fronts:
Firstly, Desecration of the Lord's day. The fourth commandment requires us to remember the sabbath day to keep it holy. The Lord's day is not a day for unnecessary employment or for recreation. It is a day to be set aside for worship. We have six other days to engage in these other activities. To desecrate the sabbath day is to steal this day from God and use it for ourselves.
Secondly, Attendance at a GAA football match. This the same GAA which has a notorious history of naming its stadia and competitions after dead terrorists.
2. An under-12s football competition is played at Cardinal O’Donnell Park, west Belfast, in honour of the IRA man Joe Cahill who died in 2004. Cahill was convicted for his part in killing a Catholic policeman Patrick Murphy, in 1942.
4. A girls’ camogie championship played in Tullysaran, Co Armagh, was named after IRA woman Mairead Farrell. She spent 10 years in jail for bombing the Conway Hotel, Dunmurry, and was killed by the SAS in Gibraltar in 1988 with planning to bomb an Army band.
5. A commemorative memorial cup final is played every year at Galbally Pearses Football Field near Dungannon in Co Tyrone in honour of Martin Hurson, who was the fifth of the H-block hunger strikers to die.
6. The Michael McVerry cup is played for in Cullyhanna, Co Armagh, each year. McVerry was the first member of the IRA in south Armagh to be killed in the Troubles, McVerry was shot by soldiers in 1973 after placing a bomb at Keady RUC station.
7. East Tyrone IRA brothers Gerard and Martin Harte have a memorial cup played in their honour. Gerard and Martin Harte were killed in a SAS ambush in 1988.
8. The Louis Leonard Memorial Park is a GAA ground in Donagh, Co. Fermanagh. It was named after the IRA man who was killed by loyalists in 1972 while working late in his shop in the village of Derrylin.
9. The Paddy Kelly cup is played in Dungannon, Co Tyrone as part of commemorations for the IRA Loughgall “martyrs”. Kelly was among a number of IRA men who received their just reward at the hands of the SAS, when a heavily-armed IRA unit carried out a bomb and gun attack on the police station in Loughgall, Co Tyrone.
10. The home ground of St Teresas' GAA club in west Belfast is known as 'McDonnell/Doherty Park'. It is named after hunger strikers and former players Joe McDonnell and Kieran Doherty.
11. The 'Lochrie/Campbell GAA Park' in Dromintee, south Armagh is named after IRA members Jim Lochrie and Sean Campbell who were killed when a land mine exploded prematurely at Kelly's Road, Killeen in 1975.