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Two communities come together after recent vandalism on Laois village and GAA Club

This is what the GAA is all about.

Two communities have come together after vandals wrote graffiti’d a Laois village and walls outside of their GAA clubhouse.

Killeshin village was attacked with graffiti last night.

Vandals spray-painted GFC on the walls outside of the local GAA grounds and wrote ‘Graigue’ on a building in the village. A sign heading into the village was also marked with ‘GFC’.

Working together to clean up this mess

However, Graiguecullen GAA club are showing their class and respect by now helping the Killeshin community clean up the mess made by the vandals.

Graiguecullen GAA PRO Paul Dargan said the incident is, “Shocking and disgraceful carry on. I hope someone seen who done it or knows who done it and they are brought to justice. We are all small struggling clubs and vandalism plays no part of anyone life or club.”

Killeshin face Graiguecullen in the senior championship quarter-final in O’Moore Park at 7.45pm tonight.

Maurice Browne’s Killeshin are unbeaten this year having recorded wins over Clonaslee-St Manman’s Gales and Ballylinan in their opening games.

When neighbours meet, it is always tense and close. However both GAA clubs have shown that they will stand together against vandalism and attacks on each other’s communities.

On the other side of the county, members of the Slieve Bloom community were hard at work cleaning graffiti that took place on a sign wishing their GAA club the best of luck in the JHC final.

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.