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GAA Condem attack on St John's GAA Club


The GAA can confirm that police are investigating an arson attack which took place this morning (26th of September) at St John’s GAA club near Castlewellan, Co. Down. Extensive damage was caused to the club, however, nobody was injured in the blaze.

"The GAA strongly condemns the attack on St John’s Club and I would ask people to co-operate fully with the relevant authorities," said Nickey Brennan President of the GAA.

Over the last number of years St John’s Club has been very involved in cross community activities and I would ask all members of the community to support the club at this time. stated the President. "I also appeal to all GAA members to continue to work with all sections of the community in building better relations," he concluded.

Down GAA Chairman Kevin Bell stated "The GAA community in Down is in shock, but are thoughts are with the St John's Club and its members at this time". “The St John's Club have carried out major development work on their premises over the last number of years and this is a major blow to the GAA Club and local Drurnnaquoile community, which made extensive use of the facilities on offer at St John’s."

Club Officials, Down County Board and the Ulster Council are working closely with the emergency services. St. John’s Club will be playing in the Junior Championship final this Sunday at Pairc Esler in Newry.














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