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The basketball hoop that has appeared on the cross on Bray Head.

The basketball hoop that has appeared on the cross on Bray Head.

The basketball hoop that has appeared on the cross on Bray Head.

THE MYSTERIOUS appearance of a basketball net on the cross at Bray Head has caused a considerable stir in the town in the past week or so.

The addition to the cross showed up on or around Sunday January 29, and a few days later a photograph of it was circulating social networking sites and forums from Facebook and twitter to Broadsheet.ie and boards.ie.

Despite widespread speculation that this was a clever Photoshop job, we can confirm that the net was most definitely there. While many online commenters found it amusing, and others were offended by the perceived blasphemy, one Bray resident was none too pleased for other reasons. 'It's not a religious objection, but that particular cross is iconic in that it's part of the landscape of Bray. It's bad enough that the base has been covered in graffiti,' said the local woman.

Meanwhile, the shot has become the new profile pic for 'Basketball Bray' on Facebook.

Bray Town Council said it planned to remove the hoop.