Gardaí in Castleisland are investigating an outbreak of vandalism at the local Pitch and Putt club on Saturday night.
Several greens on the manicured course were rendered unplayable after the outbreak which was carried out late on Saturday night or early this morning.
Club members are confident that the culprits will be caught as several eye witnesses contacted the club today and it is believed that the act of wanton stupidity was carried out by locals.
The club was formed in the mid 1960s and the course was open for play in May 1966. Along with the course, a snooker club and a licensed clubhouse have also been developed over the years.
The facilities have enjoyed a great relationship with the local community of all ages.
This bout of vandalism has caused great anger amongst the membership and is completely against the grain of the community and voluntary effort involved in keeping the course up to the highest standards over the years.
The club hosted the All-Ireland Three-Ball Scramble competition finals at the course in August 2013. A massive effort went into the presentation of the facilities ahead of that huge occasion for the local community and it was rewarded by a shower of complements from competitors and spectators alike.
While club members are angry and upset at this development, a spokesperson said that a meeting will be held later this week to discuss the damage done and how to proceed from here with regard to all aspects of the club.
Anyone who can add any information on the culprits who bravely destroyed several of the greens on the course last night you can ring Castleisland Garda Station on: 066 71 41204 or the Garda Confidential line on: 1800 666111