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Incident at Whiterock Leisure center disappointing - Cllr Corr

15 September, 2014

Sinn Féin Councillor Steven Corr has stated that he is disappointed at an incident which broke out between two football teams at the 3G pitch at Whiterock leisure centre at the weekend but has emphasised that the facilities will remain welcoming to the wide range of organisations that utilise them on a weekly basis. 

Speaking today Cllr Corr said: 

"There was an incident at the Whiterock Leisure Centre at the weekend when a fight broke out between two football teams not from that area, who were using the facilities, which is disappointing. 

"It is too early yet to discern whether it was sectarian and we will await both the club officials and the referees reports to the league in the coming days however one thing is sure and that is any such violent incidents for whatever reason mar the image of the sport.

"I have to commend members of Cumann Spoirt an Phobail who were to play a match later in the day who intevened to calm the situation.

"These facilites are used by a wide range of organisations from across the community and are welcoming spaces and we will continue to work to ensure that this remains the case."

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