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Robbery At Brogan Brothers' GAA Club Sees Thousands Of Euro Stolen

Robbery At Brogan Brothers' GAA Club Sees Thousands Of Euro Stolen
By Sinead Farrell
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It was a fantastic occasion for the St Oliver Plunketts/Eoghan Ruadh club last week when their Senior B hurling team captured the Dublin Senior B Championship for the first time in 16 years. The clubhouse was a hive of activity later that night, with several members of the club there to enjoy the historic win.

But in the early hours of Saturday morning, celebration turned to heartbreak as the home club of Bernard and Alan Brogan was the victim of a robbery.

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The intruders reportedly smashed their way through the clubhouse rear door and took off with an estimated €12,000 in cash. This included the takings from the previous night as well as money from a fundraiser following Dublin's All-Ireland victory.

Club members discovered the break-in when they arrived to open the premises later that morning. According to local sources, an alarm switch connected to the building was tampered with, allowing the robbers enter the clubhouse undetected. It is also believed that the cost of repairing the clubhouse door could come to several thousand euro.

Gardai are currently reviewing CCTV footage as part of the investigation.

[The Herald]

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