A well-known boxing club may now be unable to move into its new clubhouse after vandals caused up to €3,000 of damage.
Windows were smashed and doors kicked in during the attack at Carndonagh Boxing Club on Sunday night last.
The premises, at Barrack Hill, has been a labour of love for workers at the club with a total of €150,000 already spent on the building.
“We have rented a premises for the past 30 years at Chapel Street and this was our dream building.
“All the money was raised through fundraising and now these vandals come along and attack the building for no reason other than thuggery.
“We are very annoyed and we don’t know when we will be able to move into the premises now,” he said.
The club, which has up to 60 members, boasts a number of All-Ireland champions.
John added “The aim of the club has always been to give kids some direction in their lives.
“Now other kids have come along and done this. It’s just so frustrating and we don’t have the money to carry out these repairs at the moment.”