Galway club "devastated" after GAA pitch vandalised by joyriders
"There will be forever more a lock on these gates."
An investigation is underway after a GAA pitch in Galway was badly vandalised over the weekend.
Glinsk GAA club discovered tyre tracks on their pitch on Sunday afternoon.
It appears that a vehicle was driven across the pitch, causing extensive damage to the grass and leaving deep furrows in the surface.
The pitch has been forced to close for the foreseeable future, with all activities cancelled while the pitch is being repaired.
In a statement, the club said: "Our pitch facility has always been there for the entire community to use as and when they wanted, after last night's vandalism there will be forever more a lock on these gates."
Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact a club committee member and Gardaí are currently looking into CCTV footage captured in the area.
Glinsk GAA has said that neighbouring clubs have offered them the use of their facilities while their pitch is out of commission.
They've thanked the community for the outpouring of support since the incident.