So what then of the use of a GAA ground for an event that honours an IRA terrorist? It is interesting that it is advertised on the website of the GAA club in Pomeroy but that advertisement does not mention Seamus Woods. It merely refers to a tug of war compeition.
All of this raises questions for the Ulster Council of the GAA, which is the regional governing body.
In recent years the GAA has sought to present a more open and inclusive image, including outreach to Protestant children in some controlled schools. However events such as this show that a substantial section of the GAA in Tyrone is stuck in the past.
The Ulster Council may decide to turn a blind eye to what happens in Pomeroy but if it does so it will merely encourage those in the GAA who are intransigent and who wish to glorify terrorism.
The action or inaction of the GAA over the next few days will be very interesting.