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GAA club badly damaged in suspected arson attack

Published 14/09/2015

A GAA club in Tyrone has been badly damaged in a suspected arson attack
A GAA club in Tyrone has been badly damaged in a suspected arson attack

A GAA club in Tyrone has been badly damaged in a suspected arson attack.

The Tir na nOg clubhouse in Moy, near Dungannon, was targeted overnight.

Police said a window was broken and flammable liquid poured inside and set alight sometime between 10.30pm on Saturday and 8.30am on Sunday.

Officers are not treating the attack as a hate crime at this stage.

However, Sinn Fein MLA Bronwyn McGahan said she believed it was sectarian.

"The GAA has provided a great service to the entire community through the promotion of sport and culture, especially in rural communities," she said.

"These attacks are, I believe, sectarian in nature.

"I am calling on unionist leaders to stand shoulder to shoulder with my party in condemnation of these attacks on GAA clubs.

"There can be no place for sectarianism in our society.

"Unionists need to reach out to the GAA if we are to halt these attacks."

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