Monday 27 January 2020

'I don't know how they took it' - Dubs star's appeal after car stolen

Michael Darragh Macauley
Michael Darragh Macauley

Dublin GAA star Michael Darragh Macauley has issued an appeal after his car, laptop and passport were stolen as he played in a county championship quarter-final.

The five-in-a-row hero came on as a 60th-minute substitute in Ballyboden St Enda's 3-15 to 1-15 win over Na Fianna on Saturday night, only to realise after the game that his 182D Subaru Forester had been stolen.

The Dublin midfielder had left his car, containing some of his other possessions, in Portobello while he played the match.

Speaking to the Herald, Macauley told how being robbed, particularly of the passport, came at the wrong time.

"I need the passport soon because I'm going to the Lebanon in three weeks with Concern, and the phone has contacts on it that are an inconvenience to be without," he said.


"And while the information on the laptop was backed up to a cloud it was a brand-new MacBook so it's annoying that it's gone."

The Dubs star said two other cars were broken into around the same time his car was stolen.

"It's hard to steal a car without the keys but I still have the keys. I don't know how they took it," he said.

Macauley tweeted to appeal for the public's help in locating his possessions.

"Had my car stolen from Portobello on Saturday night while I was playing a match," he said.

"Laptop etc inside. If anyone sees a black 182D Subaru Forester with Dublin stickers about, let me know. Not ideal."

Gardai confirmed they are investigating the theft.

"Gardai in Kevin Street are investigating the theft of car from St Kevin's Parade in Dublin on Saturday," a spokesperson said.

Macauley came on in Dublin's victory over Kerry last month, which saw them win five consecutive All-Ireland football titles.

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