Vandals have tried to remove a section of fencing between Sean Dolan’s GAC grounds and the Ballymagowan Estate in Creggan.
Chairperson for the club, Hugh Wilkinson, has asked for those targeting the club to stay away. Speaking yesterday he said, “We are determined to build a ground so that we can give the community back a Gaelic structure in Derry. In the meantime, we hope this sort of vandalism will stop. ”
Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has condemned the vandalism and attempted theft. Speaking to the ‘Journal’ he said, “When I arrived at Dolan’s GAC on Sunday three fence panels and fittings that had been removed were still lying on the ground. It was clear that whoever was responsible must have been disturbed and they abandoned the panels.
“I would appeal to those responsible to desist from these actions. Dolan’s GAC are now in the process of constructing a new £150,000 pitch, which is a much needed facility for Creggan. I would appeal to those responsible to leave this fencing alone and allow the club to get on with the construction of the pitch in peace.”
Councillor Campbell also said that he will be contacting Apex Housing who own the fencing to see if there is a way of making the fencing more secure.