Footballers from Devenish GAA, who had been out on the pitch taking part in a pre-season training session, returned to find a number of valuables had been stolen from the changing rooms while they trained.

Police had also been carrying out a high visibility patrol in the area during the burglary and were approached by a member of the public who alerted them to the burglary at the GAA club, which is located just outside the village at around 11am.

Items, including mobile phones, wallets and credit cards were stolen from the players belongings in the changing rooms between 10am and 10.30am on Sunday, January 6.

A statement from the Devenish GAA club said: "We are deeply disappointed that a number of our players found themselves victims to theft while they trained on club grounds on Sunday morning.

A number of valuables, including mobile phones, wallets and credit cards were stolen.

We would appeal to anyone with any information, or who may have seen any suspicious activity in the Garrison area on Sunday to please contact the PSNI."

Constable Daniel Curley said: "We believe entry to the changing rooms at the Club was gained sometime between 10am and 10:30am yesterday.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area around this time and saw any suspicious activity or any suspicious vehicles, or who is offered a mobile phone for sale in suspicious circumstances to get in touch.

"Anyone with information is asked to call police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 399 of 06/01/19."

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100 per cent anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.