Fire at GAA club

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The clubhouse at Seán Dolans GAA club in Creggan has been destroyed in an overnight fire.

The building, which hosts a number of community events as well as gaelic games, was gutted in the blaze.

The fire was discovered in the morning and members of the Fire and Rescue Service were at the scene with several fire engines tackling the fire.

No one was injured and the cause of the fire is not known.

The club, which was established in 1942, has a number of teams from underage to senior level.

Derry’s Deputy Mayor Sinn Fein councillor Kevin Campbell said the fire has left the local community in a state of shock.

“Sean Dolan’s GAC have been going from strength to strength over the course of the last number of years. As a club they are totally embedded within the Creggan community and have built up an excellent infrastructure, particularly at youth level, a policy which has borne fruit with a number of successes in recent years.

“Whilst this is a major setback for the club, it is hoped that the clubhouse can rebuilt as soon as possible.”