Gardaí are investigating an incident of criminal damage at a GAA club in County Roscommon over the weekend.
St Faithleach GAA has reported extensive damage to its tractor, dressing room and dugouts.
Criminal damage at GAA club
In a statement on social media, a spokesperson for the GAA club said:
“Absolutely disgusted to be posting this. All the hard work that the ground staff and club members put in day in, day out with a very minimal budget. A lot of damage caused to our dressing room, tractor and dugouts.”
“We would plead that anyone with any information on these scandalous acts to please come forward and contact any club member or the Gardai.”
“The power of social media and the strong community of Ballyleague and surrounding areas will work together so as that these thugs are apprehended for this,” the spokesperson concluded.
Tractor vandalised: ‘Some idiots have decided to cause trouble’
In July of this year, a Meath-based community alert group has appealed for information after a tractor was vandalised at Tara Athletic Grounds.
The athletics and soccer club’s tractor, which it uses for ground maintenance, had its windscreen smashed.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Skryne Community Alert said:
“Sadly, once again, we have to report vandalism at Tara Athletic Club Grounds at Ross Cross.”
“Both Skryne Tara AFC and Tara AC are trying, at great expense, to provide proper facilities for the youth of our parish. Unfortunately, some idiots have decided to cause trouble and damage to property at the grounds.”
“This is not the first time we have had to report such acts of vandalism. We can think of other words to describe it. It causes volunteers to wonder why such vendettas are aimed at our club.”
Furthermore, in a statement, a spokesperson for Skryne GFC added:
“Unfortunately, some fools think it is ok to damage property that is part of the upkeep of the green areas. We hope the culprits are caught.”