St Patrick’s GAA club are launching an exciting new project to provide additional pitches to cater for the 38 teams who currently operate on the one pitch facility at Dunbur.
In 2017, we purchased 29 acres at Greenhill Road from our own resources and having been granted planning permission for one flood lit pitch with club house and dressing rooms.
We require €350,000 from our Patron 500 fundraiser to complete the first pitch with floodlights and start a second pitch at the new site.
The GAA has a long and proud association with Wicklow Town where a GAA club has been in existence since 1886. The strength of the club today is a testament to the success on the hard work put in by countless coaches and volunteers down through the years. We are active in the promotion of our games for players of all ages and abilities who are given a chance to play our national games. We originally played our games on the Murrough but moved to Dunbur in the mid 1960s where we have one pitch that caters for 38 teams.
We operate the one club model with all club members having representation on the club executive committee. We cater for juveniles from our club nursery, all age groups of girls and boys with football, hurling and camogie which we reintroduced in 2017. We field adult teams in ladies football, hurling and Gaelic football all here on our single pitch facility in Dunbur. We also have Gaelic4Mothers every Sunday evening here in Dunbur. The local primary and secondary schools in Wicklow town have access to and regularly use the club facilities for their school games.
Our Patron 500 fundraising is to raise €350,000 for the development of the Greenhill Rd facility providing floodlighting ball barriers and two additional pitches. This fundraising initiative in addition to Sports Capital Grant Funding secured and existing reserves will mean our vision for the first phase at Greenhill Road can be achieved by 2025.
The Greenhill Road project will provide playing pitches and facilities for the future St. Patrick’s GAA players and members and will be a wonderful resource for the community of Wicklow, to create a healthier safer lifestyle and the enjoyment it brings to all young and old who participate in our national games.
We invite everyone to our Dunbur Road Clubhouse on Friday 10th March at 8pm to enjoy entertainment from The Maguires and Orlagh Carty Academy of Dance and meet club members to support our ambitious plans.
Saint Patrick’s GAA club need your support and assistance in delivering these ambitious plans by supporting our Patron 500 fund raising by clicking on the link: https://www.stpats500.ie
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