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Appropriate spaces needed for diffin, says Cavan youth

Aug 16, 2023 13:12 By News Northern Sound
Appropriate spaces needed for diffin, says Cavan youth
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There should be a call for places like us all over the country.

There's a need for appropriate spaces for those who engage in diffin, doughnuts and drifting. That's according to Conor Shalvey from Top Yard Diffin in Cootehill who set up a tic tock account showing videos he takes at his Co Cavan facility.

The account has now generated over 1.8m viewers and highlights the culture of young people driving their cars surrounded by spectators. Speaking on this morning's Joe Finnegan Show, Conor highlighted how appropriate facilities will remove the culture from public roads - a matter that has caused fury for residents living along the N54 near Clones in recent weeks.

He added that it's wrong for the practice to be carried out on roads but the reality is there are not enough facilities for those who are interested. "I think diffin on roads is wrong; if you are going to do it, then come to places like ours.

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"We have had people who used to go on the roads, then they found us and now they don't feel the need to go on the roads any more. There are bad apples in every bunch but the majority of people that I have spoken to just have nowhere to do this.

"It's like telling a young child not to play football on the street. If he has nowhere to play, he will go and do it on the street. I think there should be a call for places like us all over the country," said Conor.

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