Tyrrellspass GAA celebrates securing nearly €84,000 in grants through the government’s Sports Capital and Equipment scheme. Over 3,000 applications were submitted under the most recent scheme, so there is a huge sense of accomplishment for Tyrrellspass GAA as one of the lucky clubs to receive a stipend this time.
Tyrrellspass GAA has received full planning permission to develop new facilities to meet the growing needs of the club. A new lighted playground, a lighted AstroTurf field, a youth training ground, a community walking track and parking facilities are all planned.
The ambitious 10-acre development next to the existing football ground will be delivered in four phases over five years.
The first phase, to clear and fill the land, is complete. It will include grading and drainage works, the seeding of the main pitch this spring and the construction of a 1200 meter walking track.
The second phase is the delivery of training grounds, fencing and parking facilities; the third phase is the construction of an all-weather AstroTurf field; and the final phase is the construction of club buildings such as changing rooms, kitchen and sanitary facilities.
Joe Daly, new chairman of Tyrrellspass GAA, said: “We are very excited as a club about the development, and we are delighted to hear that we have been successful in securing sports capital funding.
“This is exactly what we needed to start building the new football pitch.
“We understand the scale of what we have undertaken and know it will take time and investment, but we are determined as a club to bring this project to life. community that has always shown the strength and determination to stick together when a job is worthwhile.
“We want to increase our success and expand our facilities to meet our needs as a club and as a community in the future and we are committed to doing so.
“Now let the progress continue”.
Kay Slevin, President of Tyrrellspass GAA Ground Development, added: “As a club, we have worked hard to put in place a development plan for our facilities. There has been a huge amount of work so far, both on the construction and on planning the financing of the project. Receiving this sports capital grant has made the hard work so worthwhile.
“It will give us even more energy and enthusiasm to continue the work in progress. I’m sure club members and the community will be thrilled with this good news as well.
Joe concluded: “Tyrellspass GAA would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone who has supported this development and donated to date. We hope to gather as many followers as possible throughout this exciting journey to grow.
For more information on how to get involved or donate, visit www.tyrrellspassgaa.com.