Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the man at the center of the Supreme Court drama, played Gaelic football on summer weekends in 1982, his now famous calendars reveal.
On May 8 of that year, Kavanaugh notes down “Gaelic football” as his activity for that day starting at 11.a.m
His weekend activities have become a major focus of all the he-said/she-said drama currently gripping Washington.
If confirmed for the Supreme Court, he would certainly be the first ever to play Ireland's ancient game.
Washington was a hothouse for Gaelic football in the period with senior, junior and juvenile teams.
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Co-ed Gaelic football and hurling for younger players was a feature of the GAA scene that continues to this very day.
Washington Gaels is the local GAA team and it is likely that Irish-American Kavanaugh, who played basketball and football as well as Gaelic football, was a member of their juvenile teams.
He is the son of Martha Murphy and Edward Kavanagh so the Irish roots run deep.
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