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Vandalism On GAA Properties

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I see a story on the main page about somewhere in Wexford putting up CCTV cameras due to vandalism and was wondering why this type of thing seems to happen at GAA sites.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1388 - 18/04/2021 15:14:40    2337694

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Replying To Trump2020:  "I see a story on the main page about somewhere in Wexford putting up CCTV cameras due to vandalism and was wondering why this type of thing seems to happen at GAA sites."
Thousands of acts of vandalism occur in Ireland every night of the week.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 18/04/2021 15:40:47    2337696

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Replying To Trump2020:  "I see a story on the main page about somewhere in Wexford putting up CCTV cameras due to vandalism and was wondering why this type of thing seems to happen at GAA sites."
Its the norm in Dublin

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4733 - 18/04/2021 20:48:53    2337759

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It not just GAA grounds per say, it's all sports grounds get targeted by thugs and good for nothings. 2 or 3 years ago Richmond rugby clubs in Limerick had the grass in its pitch set on fire during the hot weather.

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 1038 - 19/04/2021 00:11:39    2337795

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "Thousands of acts of vandalism occur in Ireland every night of the week."
Maybe so but what's so attractive about a GAA site to vandalize? I mean is it a hate sports thing?

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1388 - 19/04/2021 00:35:59    2337796

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Replying To arock:  "Its the norm in Dublin"
Sad to hear.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1388 - 19/04/2021 00:36:26    2337797

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Its called boredom. Young teenagers have no focus in their lives at the moment. The only place they can congregate usually is on gaa or soccer pitches. Sign of the times we live at the moment.

roseyinthegarden (Wicklow) - Posts: 48 - 19/04/2021 10:16:18    2337813

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Replying To roseyinthegarden:  "Its called boredom. Young teenagers have no focus in their lives at the moment. The only place they can congregate usually is on gaa or soccer pitches. Sign of the times we live at the moment."
Ah the poor little mites, so bored that they have to go out and burn scoreboards and break windows.
Let's give them virtual cuddles.

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2509 - 19/04/2021 10:27:19    2337814

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Replying To roseyinthegarden:  "Its called boredom. Young teenagers have no focus in their lives at the moment. The only place they can congregate usually is on gaa or soccer pitches. Sign of the times we live at the moment."
I'd be confident youths who are involved in GAA or other sports are not vandalising their own club houses and pitches. More than likely it's the same useless brigade who blame their behaviour on society and everything but their own actions. Thugs.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10841 - 19/04/2021 11:23:22    2337823

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It has nothing to do with GAA facilities or any other sports facilities. It is just down to groups of kids with nothing to do and in groups like that bravado prevails and they just turn to vandalism. Unfortunately sports facilities tend to be the places that they hang out even though it is highly unlikely they are members of the Club which uses that sports facility.

Meridian (Westmeath) - Posts: 518 - 19/04/2021 11:28:13    2337825

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Replying To yew_tree:  "I'd be confident youths who are involved in GAA or other sports are not vandalising their own club houses and pitches. More than likely it's the same useless brigade who blame their behaviour on society and everything but their own actions. Thugs."
I agree 100%, Niall Boylan on 4fm has discussed youth crime and youth anti-social behaviour a few times on his show. He made a great point about parenting and parents not caring what their children get up to, it's about time parents take some responsibility for their children actions. I'm fully in favour of parents getting their dole and benefits cut or given fines if their children get up to no good. That would cure alot youth crime if someone's Pa or Johnny was costing them money, but of course you will have the PC do-gooders and snowflakes backing them saying it's all society fault.

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 1038 - 19/04/2021 12:46:13    2337838

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Replying To yew_tree:  "I'd be confident youths who are involved in GAA or other sports are not vandalising their own club houses and pitches. More than likely it's the same useless brigade who blame their behaviour on society and everything but their own actions. Thugs."
Agreed, and we have lots of facilites to create for this cohort who are just not interested, setting fire to an all weather or a playground is far greater craic than training and playing a sport.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4733 - 19/04/2021 12:49:45    2337841

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Replying To DUALSUPPORT:  "It not just GAA grounds per say, it's all sports grounds get targeted by thugs and good for nothings. 2 or 3 years ago Richmond rugby clubs in Limerick had the grass in its pitch set on fire during the hot weather."
Disgusting. No need of this kind of thing. Hard enough to get funding/donations just to do the minimum.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1388 - 19/04/2021 12:56:06    2337845

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Replying To DUALSUPPORT:  "I agree 100%, Niall Boylan on 4fm has discussed youth crime and youth anti-social behaviour a few times on his show. He made a great point about parenting and parents not caring what their children get up to, it's about time parents take some responsibility for their children actions. I'm fully in favour of parents getting their dole and benefits cut or given fines if their children get up to no good. That would cure alot youth crime if someone's Pa or Johnny was costing them money, but of course you will have the PC do-gooders and snowflakes backing them saying it's all society fault."
Like the saying goes "It all starts at Home".

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1388 - 20/04/2021 11:54:50    2338004

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Replying To DUALSUPPORT:  "I agree 100%, Niall Boylan on 4fm has discussed youth crime and youth anti-social behaviour a few times on his show. He made a great point about parenting and parents not caring what their children get up to, it's about time parents take some responsibility for their children actions. I'm fully in favour of parents getting their dole and benefits cut or given fines if their children get up to no good. That would cure alot youth crime if someone's Pa or Johnny was costing them money, but of course you will have the PC do-gooders and snowflakes backing them saying it's all society fault."
Agree it starts with the parents or lack of actual parenting. They should be putting their kids working in their local communities be that involved in tidy towns or after school clubs. You can't blame covid and the nothing to do excuse because this has been a problem for years.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10841 - 20/04/2021 12:47:03    2338012

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Replying To DUALSUPPORT:  "I agree 100%, Niall Boylan on 4fm has discussed youth crime and youth anti-social behaviour a few times on his show. He made a great point about parenting and parents not caring what their children get up to, it's about time parents take some responsibility for their children actions. I'm fully in favour of parents getting their dole and benefits cut or given fines if their children get up to no good. That would cure alot youth crime if someone's Pa or Johnny was costing them money, but of course you will have the PC do-gooders and snowflakes backing them saying it's all society fault."
ah yes , parenting. I think that's gone out of fashion in some areas. Many moons ago a mate of mine once thought it'd be great craic to redesign local road signs with red spray paint. His old man quickly added 2 and 2 together when he saw the paint splashed on yer man's shoes. Cue a very public shaming of a lad with a scrubbing brush doing a clean up on the busy main road. He still cringes to this day about it.

Maroonatic (Galway) - Posts: 1037 - 20/04/2021 12:59:07    2338017

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The GAA club should be entitled to vandalise the p****s parents house in the same fashion.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8285 - 20/04/2021 15:22:35    2338041

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Worst thing they get is publicity. Best to get the Gardai involved and don't say a word.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 1377 - 20/04/2021 21:08:43    2338121

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "Worst thing they get is publicity. Best to get the Gardai involved and don't say a word."
Some might say "Name and Shame" them. I'd make them do community service for years.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1388 - 22/04/2021 01:56:49    2338298

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Replying To roseyinthegarden:  "Its called boredom. Young teenagers have no focus in their lives at the moment. The only place they can congregate usually is on gaa or soccer pitches. Sign of the times we live at the moment."
How is that an excuse ?

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 475 - 22/04/2021 17:49:01    2338419

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