Gardai investigate burglary at Limerick Golf Club

a NUMBER of valuable golf clubs and a quantity of spirits were stolen from Limerick Golf Club during the course of a burglary in the early hours of Sunday morning.

a NUMBER of valuable golf clubs and a quantity of spirits were stolen from Limerick Golf Club during the course of a burglary in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Gardai at Roxboro said the raiders had broken two windows in gaining entry to the isolated clubhouse in Ballyclough and it is understood that at least one of them may have left traces of blood behind on a shattered pane of glass.

The bar and the pro shop were both targeted by the raiders, who made off with an amount of alcohol as well as several golf clubs belonging to club professional Lee Harrington. No cash was taken during the raid.

General manager of Limerick Golf Club Pat Murray said the alarm had been activated and the thieves had acted fast. They had made off with up to six of Mr Harrington’s wedges, he explained.

“It’s just one of those things that happens unfortunately,” said the former Irish international Mr Murray.

“We’ll just have to tighten up on everything here again and hope to avoid a repeat.”

Anybody with information on the break-in is urged to contact the gardai at Roxboro on 061 214340.

Separately, gardai at Henry Street are investigating the theft of two engagement rings from a city centre jewellery shop which took place in broad daylight last Friday, March 23.

Sgt Brian Broderick said that at about 4.20pm, a lone male had “used a lump hammer to smash the front window of the jeweller’s shop which is located on Roches Street”.

CCTV footage viewed by gardai showed the thief repeatedly striking at the window before making off with two 18-carat diamond rings. One was a three-stone Brilliant Cut, the other a three-stone Princess Cut diamond ring, both of which were quite valuable.

A suspect has been identified who is currently being sought for questioning but gardai would like anybody who was on the busy street at the time to come forward with information on 061 212400.