Ruane Condemns Attacks on Ballymartin GAC Premises


SINN Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has said she intends to raise the latest attack on Ballymartin GAC pitch at the highest levels of the PSNI.

Ms. Ruane said: “This is the latest major attack on the pitches where the Ballymartin GAC train.  Again the goal posts have been damaged and again the ratepayer will have to foot the cost of the damage. We have also seen the erection of the Union flags around the training pitch.

“Over the past few days we have Unionist leaders complaining that there is no tolerance for anything British yet there these incidents show a total intolerance of anything Irish in the Kilkeel area.

“The Unionist community leaders must show good leadership and state categorically that these attacks are wrong.

“These pitches are used only to provided a sporting environment for young people and I would appeal for the local community to ensure that their training area remains free from vandalism.

“As yet no-one has been made accountable for the attacks and I will be raising this with the PSNI”.


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