Kildare match tickets taken during Hawkfield raid

Tickets for Kildare’s crunch qualifier match against Derry tomorrow, Saturday July 23, at Croke Park were stolen during a robbery last night at the Hawkfield training centre and offices outside Newbridge.

Tickets for Kildare’s crunch qualifier match against Derry tomorrow, Saturday July 23, at Croke Park were stolen during a robbery last night at the Hawkfield training centre and offices outside Newbridge.

Local gardai say that a quantity of tickets for the match were taken during the incident, along with a quantity of cash. The thieves also caused a considerable amount of damage at the training centre.

They broke in through a ground floor window at Hawkfield, and caused a considerable amount of damage to internal doors at the property while breaking into offices.

However, in some good news for Lilywhite fans, gardai have this morning recovered a number of the tickets, along with three laptops and some gym gear and jersies that were taken during the robbery.

It is unclear at the moment whether all, or just a portion, of the tickets taken have been recovered.

According to local gardai, CCTV footage of the raid is being downloaded and is in the process of being viewed.