Carrick Town Council has decided not to pursue Cllr Sylvia Cooney-Sheehan’s proposal to introduce by-laws to ban the playing of hurling on the streets of the town, except for certain sports events.
Her controversial motion tabled at the Council’s October meeting attracted a lot of reaction in Carrick and media coverage. The proposal arose out of the first public meeting on anti-social behaviour in Carrick at which the Crime Awareness Committee was formed.
Town Manager Pat Slattery said the proposal was discussed at Carrick’s Joint Policing Committee and it was felt it wasn’t feasible or desirable to introduce such by-laws. He said if hurleys were used in anti-social behaviour, the incident should be reported to the Gardai in the normal way. Gda. Sgt. Ian Barrett said there was legislation in place to prosecute people using hurleys in ways they weren’t meant to be used.