Update on Purchase of Carmelite Land on Firhouse Road
We are delighted to announce that the club has now closed on the purchase of the above land. This is truthfully a historic day for the club and we are very fortunate to have secured such valuable facilities. It will hopefully provide further playing facilities in the years ahead for the Club, Parish and wider community.
As many members are aware the purchase of this land has been a slow process and would not have succeeded without the support of many. We would like to particularly thank the Carmelite Nuns and their representatives for their continuous support throughout the process. Our club cannot thank them enough for the legacy they have left behind and they have left their mark in the community for future generations. We would also like to thank our local representatives for their support, but particularly, Mr John Lahart TD who was forever available to act on our behalf. Finally, we must not forget our own long term club member, Tomás O Reachtabhra, who initially identified the location and brought it to our attention. Without Tomás’ in depth knowledge and contacts in the area, this project would never even have taken its first steps. The support of these people, and indeed many more, has given the club a very valuable resource and would never have been achieved otherwise. A “Big Thank You” to all.
Hopefully many club members will have an opportunity to “walk the land” soon. It’s important, we believe, for as many as possible to have an appreciation of what has been achieved but equally the challenges that lay ahead to develop the facility.
John Ryan – Club Development Chairman – Executive Member
Update: Between 20-30 club members turned up to the “Field Of Dreams” as it was renamed last night. John Ryan outlined the proposed pitch layouts while present Chairman Ciaran Maguire , past chairman Brendan Moran & Club Vice – Chairman Denis Keliher christened the grounds by having a puck and a kick around.