LGBTQI+ Inclusion in Sports

Importance of Role Models and Support in College Sport

David Gough

GAA Education and Games Development Officer, St Pat’s Campus Drumcondra, DCU

In this video, David speaks about how important it is for young LGBT people to have positive support and role models during college and particularly in university sport. He feels campaigns like this can have a very positive impact and would have helped him as a young sports playing student, while in college. David encourages anyone who would like to speak to him at any stage, to reach out to him in the Java canteen on St. Patrick’s campus, DCU.

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Find out more about our LGBTQI+ Inclusion in Sports Campaign here.

David Gough

David is a Meath man and the GAA Education and Games Development Officer on St. Patrick’s Campus Drumcondra, DCU. David began refereeing in 2008 and joined the National panel in 2012. In 2013 he was added to the Elite Championship Panel and has refereed a total of 34 championship matches. His CV includes Munster, Connaught and Ulster Finals as well as All Ireland Senior, Club Minor and Under 21 Finals. This past year (2019) following his appearance on The Late Late Show he initiated the GAA’s first ever involvement in the Pride Parade.

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