Gardaí are investigating the theft of electrical equipment worth approximately €3,000 from Athlone Town FC’s stadium. In a statement posted on Facebook, the club said that the theft occurred in the early hours of Thursday morning last.
Referencing the fact that it is not the first time the club has been targeted by criminals, Athlone Town FC said “this repeated occurrence is extremely disheartening”. The club added that the equipment is crucial for its operations, particularly for streaming their matches.
The statement continued: “Our club has always strived to bring our football to as many people as possible and these incidents severely impact our ability to do so”.
Appealing to anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the stadium at around 3 am on Thursday, January 25th to contact Gardaí, the club added: “This is more than just a loss of equipment; it’s an attack on the spirit of our club. We are determined to overcome this setback and continue our mission of bringing football to our supporters. We appreciate any assistance the public can provide in this matter”.