Cork soccer club left 'frustrated' after it becomes the latest facility to be hit by vandals

Cork soccer club left 'frustrated' after it becomes the latest facility to be hit by vandals
Castleview AFC vandalised last night.

A northside soccer club has suffered wanton vandalism after a section of the club's grounds was found charred and littered with cans and bottles.

Castleview AFC in Churchfield today posted pictures of the damage done to one of their pitches last night.

It is understood that a group of youths who were out drinking set an industrial bin alight which scorched a section of the pitch.

"Stay at home, stay safe. That’s the message, just wish people would know and care about where their children are at night time. So frustrating," the club wrote on social media.

Castleview AFC pitch was burned last night.
Castleview AFC pitch was burned last night.

Chairperson of Castleview AFC, Rodney Power, who has been involved in the club since 1988 said the vandalism is very disheartening to see.

"This is not the first time the club has experienced vandalism. The pitch has been burned before and we have had items such as strimmers and other tools stolen amongst other things," Mr Power told The Echo

"It's extremely frustrating, not only for the club but also because of the gatherings that are still happening when people are supposed to be at home," he continued.

The incident at Castleview AFC is the latest in a slew of similar incidents which have taken place in Cork soccer clubs in recent weeks.

Last month, Ringmahon Rangers had their clubhouse broken into, which housed a lawnmower and a strimmer.

The lawnmower was damaged and the strimmers were stolen.

Similarly, College Corinthians was also broken into last month by vandals, with bins set alight.

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