Antrim GAA condemns vandalism at pitch

September 13, 2021

General view of an Antrim flag.
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A GAA club in Antrim has called on the local authority to ensure measures are taken to prevent further vandalism from taking place at their local pitch.

Wolfe Tones GAC in Greencastle issued a statement via Facebook yesterday condemning those responsible for smearing dog excretment on underage goalposts at The Valley 3G pitch.

Under the heading 'Wolfe Tones GAC disgusted at continued poor condition of Valley 3G pitch', the statement read: "For the past few months, Wolfe Tones GAC have been concerned at the condition of The Valley 3G with discarded water bottles being left on the pitch however in recent weeks the condition has deteriorated with medical waste and food packaging being dumped.

"This morning (Sunday, 12 September) we arrived to find (what we hope) is dog excrement smeared on the portable goal posts used by our underage members, some of whom are as young as three years of age.

"The club is now calling on Antrim and Newtonabbey Borough Council to explain why the pitch cannot be kept in a suitable condition and how it is secured to prevent the kind of vandalism we have witnessed this morning."


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