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Massive Sinkhole Destroys Grounds Of Monaghan GAA Club

Monaghan GAA club damage

A massive sinkhole has severely damaged the grounds of a Monaghan GAA club today which is believed to be caused by the collapse of a nearby mine.

Magheracloone Mitchells GAA club in Co. Monaghan has stated that nobody was hurt in the incident and that they are currently in correspondence with the owners of the mine who are investigating the issue.

The club’s grounds, pitch and community centre are currently out of bounds.

The local national school underwent an evacuation and sent an urgent message to parents to collect their children “as soon as possible”.

Gyproc Ireland, who run a gypsum mine in the county, have released a statement confirming that they are investigating the incident.

According to RTÉ, the subsidence occurred overnight and that geological teams are expected in the area on Tuesday morning to determine the scale of the damage, the potential for further damage at nearby properties and also the likelihood of this reoccurring

Monaghan County Council have confirmed that a section of the main Carrickmacross/Kingscourt road (R179) will remain closed over the next 48 hours with diversions in place.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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