Football Club targeted by thugs with fourth attack on property

By Maurice Garvey

IT HAS not been a good year for Ballyfermot United off the pitch – following the fourth vandal attack on club property since January.

Within the last week, vandals broke into their dressing rooms, ripping up club jerseys, and ransacking the property.

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Ballyfermot United’s dressing room was wrecked by vandals

Two days later, a local joyrider caused damage to pitches at Le Fanu Park, on which the club said “would have up to 100 kids playing matches” on a “normal weekend.”

In response to the vandalism, the club posted a public message.

It said: “We make strides as a club and then come up to find the training ground and dressing rooms ripped open, destroyed, and to make it worse we found our jerseys ripped and cut.

I hope you’re very proud of yourselves and your parents. But we will go on again and should anyone have any information please contact us.”

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Ripped club jerseys

In late February, the club made a public appeal for information following a previous break-in at the Coldcut dressing rooms.

At the time, the club estimated break-ins have cost them between €8,000 to €10,000 with regard to stolen property and damages over the previous 18 months.

This included a €5,000 tractor robbed from the lockup and a stolen boiler which cost nearly €2,000 to replace.

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