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Fingal Pitches Closed After Vandals Destroyed Them

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05:11 25 Mar 2020


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Danny's Pitches in Mulhuddart have been closed after vandals destroyed the playing surface.

It's not the first time the pitches have been targeted in recent weeks.

Two burnt out cars had to be removed earlier this month after vandals smashed the locks to gain access.

One bollard was damaged and another was never found.

Today the vandals broke into the pitches again by taking out the bollard and left deep skid marks on the ground.

Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien has condemned the incident.

“This is unacceptable behaviour by a small minority."

"It is shocking to hear of this incident at a time when we are trying to concentrate our resources and services in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis."

"The knock-on effect is that the pitches will be out of action when they are reopened following the crisis, impacting the enjoyment of people at a time when they will be seeking a return to normal living after this difficult time.”

Fingal Council's Director of Operations David Storey says they had to close them.

“We have been left with no option but to decommission the pitches until further notice in the interests of health and safety."

"To hear of this incident during the Covid-19 crisis is very disappointing given that we are working hard to maintain our services to ensure the health and well-being of all our residents.”

 

 

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