GAA bus attacked in Strabane

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A bus carrying an under-21 Gaelic football team from Letterkenny has been attacked by stone throwers in Strabane.

Sinn Féin councillor Jay McCauley says the attack happened last Wednesday night as the St Eunan’s Under 21 gaelic football team were returning home after a game at Sigerson’s Park.

He said: “The bus carrying the team was extensively damaged and it was just by sheer luck that that none of the young passengers on board was seriously injured. People are absolutely seething about what has happened and concerned that the reckless and cowardly actions of the small and unrepresentative group of youths involved paints an entirely misleading picture for people travelling to Sigerson’s Park.

“The actions of this small group, who are behind most of the anti-community activity being inflicted upon residents of the area in recent months, stand in stark contrast to the unstinting and sterling work that Sigerson’s GAA undertake day and daily to steer the energies of the town’s youth in a positive, healthy and productive manner.

“Those involved in this and other recent serious incidents need to think long and hard about the hurt, damage and destruction they are inflicting upon the people of their own community and join with the so many groups and individuals who are striving to improve the quality of life for everyone in the community, including their very own families.”