Cork city GAA club vandalised over Bank Holiday weekend 

Cork city GAA club vandalised over Bank Holiday weekend 
Mayfield GAA benches

Mayfield GAA have called on people to stay away from their facilities following vandalism and antisocial behaviour over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Juvenile goalposts were damaged, as were some of the benches pitchside, and a bar in the fencing surrounding the facility has been bent and partially removed so a person could fit through the gap.

Mayfield GAA goalposts
Mayfield GAA goalposts

The club has reminded people that the facilities - similar to all other GAA pitches - remain closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, and have said there is currently “no insurance cover for being on the pitches and facilities.” 

“We as a club would love to let young people use the facilities, but it is not allowed until we get the go-ahead from Croke Park, same as every other GAA club in the country.” 

Mayfield GAA club has also reminded people that by just entering the grounds, trespassers are putting both the club and themselves in danger.

Club chairperson Seán McCarthy said they need people to stay away from the facilities at the moment.

Mayfield GAA fence
Mayfield GAA fence

“We’re examining the fencing around the pitch, and if there’s any damage to it we’ll have to repair it - obviously they’re getting in somewhere," he said.

“There are a lot of residents up around that way and they’re helping us. We just don’t want to attract people up around their area then either." 

This incident comes just weeks after Mayfield United, a soccer club in the locality, had to appeal for people to stop trashing their grounds. In May the club said that they had to spend their weekend mornings tidying up their grounds after the parties of the night before.

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