Clare Gardaí have defended the decision to issue 60 notices to motorists who parked illegally while attending yesterday’s hurling league match at Cusack park.
Its claimed that a number of Clare and Kilkenny supporters have threatened to boycott matches in the county town as a result.
On what should have been a day for celebration, after Clare cruised past Kilkenny in the National Hurling League, a number of Banner supporters were left deflated.
60 notices were issued to car owners who parked their cars on Clon Road and in the Lifford and Abbey street areas, while attending the match at Cusack Park.
They’ll receive formal notification in the post in the coming week to ten days.
Ennis Councillor Pat Daly attended the match and says some supporters have vowed to him that they will never to return to Ennis on match days as a result.
Clare Gardaí have defended the move, saying action was taken following a number of complaints from residents and members of the public.
Superintendent Brendan McDonagh of Ennis Garda Station, insists that people’s safety was their top priority.
But he says that he will review the notices if anyone feels as though they have been treated unreasonably.
The Chairman of Clare GAA says efforts must be made to prevent a repeat performance.
Joe Cooney says the county board will make every effort to provide alternative arrangements for future events.