Thieves raid Castlerea sports grounds

Gardaí in Castlerea are investigating two burglaries at sports grounds in the area, where more than €2,000’s worth of items were stolen.

The most significant break-in occurred at the O’Rourke GAA grounds between last Wednesday evening at 4.30 and 8 o’clock the following morning.

A generator valued at €800 and two cement-mixers, worth €700 and €500 respectively, were taken from a shed, along with a small can of petrol.

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Meanwhile, on Saturday morning, Castlerea Celtic Football’s grounds were broken into, with a padlock broken and a shed entered.

However, only a small canister of petrol was taken.

Gardaí believe both incident were connected.