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Sectarian Campaign Against GAA Clubs Escalates

27 August, 2010 - by Ian Milne

Commenting after an overnight attack on a GAA Club in Killyman, Sinn Féin Assembly member for Mid-Ulster Francie Molloy said:

“In recent days there have been a number of attacks on GAA clubs in this area. I have been told that last nights attack involved the firing of some sort of rocket device at the clubhouse. This clearly was well planned and well organised.

“It seems fairly clear that there is an orchestrated sectarian campaign underway against GAA clubs. The GAA have warned all the clubs to be on alert. We now need to hear on one hand what the PSNI are doing to stop this escalating further and also from the DUP, UUP and TUV what they are doing to prevent these attacks.

“It is all too common for unionist politicians, including the current DCAL Minister, to engage in sectarian attacks on the GAA and its ethos over the airwaves. They cannot divorce their remarks from these attacks.

“I would urge everyone to be vigilant in the time ahead as it seems there are those who are intent on seeking to heighten community tensions through these sorts of attacks. And just like those who would attack churches or Orange Halls there needs to be a clear message sent out that this behaviour is unacceptable.” ENDS

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