Their fucking captain said in a court of law it was an "open secret" in that rancid club about what was going on in their boys club that has been recorded so the legal people representing the victims need to press this point, the bastards are on the hook for this i just hope they are not allowed to wriggle off it, there must be enough in all of this to produce what would be a best selling book as i would buy it as you will not fucking read about it in any fucking newspaper.As far as their religious mumbo jumbo goes, I believe if they repent and confess to a priest, then he is obliged to absolve them, subject to some hail Mary's or other trivial nonsense.
The pearly doors will then be open to them when they shuffle off. There is I believe a wee side door through which on rare occasions a non RC is admitted
The courts are of course completely different, and several individuals have been imrisoned for their
The club is now facing a public examination of their behaviour in facillitating, participating in and concealing offenses against hundreds of children. This should serve to bring some sort of justice for their victims.
The utterly strange thing is that everyone involved at the club, from the boardroom to the stands, pitch and their churches is now aware of the club's involvement, and not one of them has uttered a word of condemnation.
PS. Last para is not strictly true, Gerry McSherry and Fergus McCann both supplied the police with information.