Club sit-in ends at Casement Park

Club sit-in ends at Casement Park

A sit-in protest at Casement Park in west Belfast has ended as members of a social club earmarked for demolition no longer have to vacate the premises.

Members of the Casement Social Club said despite reaching an agreement two weeks ago, they were sent a letter from the GAA on Friday telling them they would have to leave by Monday.It comes as work on a major redevelopment of the stadium is due to start.The social club described the letter as "totally contrary" to a previous agreement they said was made with the Ulster Council, the Antrim GAA and the development board at Casement.Demonstrators intended to occupy the building until the matter was resolved.On Monday evening club chairman Bob Murray said agreement was reached following a meeting with former GAA president Peter Quinn, who sits on the Casement Park redevelopment board.He said that all seven terms they had demanded will now be honoured and the club will now stay open until a new temporary premises is ready.No-one from Antrim GAA was available for comment.


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