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Illegal dumping on site of new development at Co. Armagh GAA club ‘deeply concerning’

Liz Kimmins dumping Corrinshego

Those involved with the new development at a Co. Armagh GAA club have been left outraged after “unscrupulous” people dumped materials on site.

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins said the illegal dumping of materials on the site of the new Thomas Davis GFC development in Corrinshego was “disappointing”.

“Oil Drums have been dumped at the site by unscrupulous people,” she explained. “This has disappointed and angered many involved in this development.

“Over the last number of years Thomas Davis GFC have worked incredibly hard to make their vision of state of the art club facilities a reality.

“In recent months, it has been fantastic to see work commencing on site as the structures for club house and pitches has been progressing.

“This development has been down to the hard work of club members, players and the wider community who all recognise the huge contribution this will make not only to Thomas Davis but the greater Barcroft and surrounding areas for many generations to come.”

Ms Kimmins said she has been in contact with club officials who are deeply concerned about this incident.

“The planning and the construction of the new development has required a phenomenal amount of work and this type of anti-community environmental crime is a slap in the face to the many volunteers who have put a huge amount of their energy and time into this project,” she added.

“We would all hope this is an isolated incident and will be monitoring the site to ensure this does not happen again

“The Thomas Davis development will be a fantastic community asset for this part of Newry.

“I would urge everyone to respect the site and stay off it while these works are being completed.”

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