Derrytresk GAC call off police road safety event under local public pressure…

Front page on the Irish News this morning Connla Young reports that the Ulster Council of the GAA have a scheme called Play to Live… It runs it in partnership with the Fire and Rescue Service, the PSNI and in the three southern counties of Ulster, An Garda Siochana…

But an event planned for Monday evening was called off by the club after local local people threatened to picket the event on learning that the PSNI would be involved in the event…

Club Chairman Barney Campbell: “At the end of the day it was a good thing for young people to be aware of this but the other side of the coin is people were not happy with them [police officers] being there. I got a few calls and the ones that did call were very insisted that it should not be happening.”

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