GAA President Larry McCarthy pays visit to St. Pat’s ahead of new development

The GAA president met with the club committee last week to see plans for the club’s newest development on the Greenhill Road.

Phase 1 of St. Pat’s development will include a new pitch and some work on the access roadways and parking outside the club. Once planning issues are finalized, the club hope to begin the development soon.

The club are also staying ahead of the curve by fundraising via their Patron 500 scheme in order to raise funds for phase 2 of the development. They have raised over €100k so far through both corporate and individual donors.

Today (Wednesday 20th) was the deadline for the council consultation on the road safety networks and new footpath on the new site on the Greenhill Road. The road will allow both members and supporters to access the club grounds safely.

St. Pat’s have long been crying out for a new pitch, and with 40 teams spread across both juvenile and adult levels and ladies football, hurling, and camogie – it’s about time, too.

Just yesterday, the St. Pat’s U11’s team picked up a win against An Tochar.

During the visit, St. Pat’s Chairman John Smith explained to the GAA president how Patron 500 will allow the club to build the second pitch and add floodlighting that will prove invaluable as the club hosts GAA matches in the future.

Mr. McCarthy said: “A huge amount of work has gone into the project over a number of years but with the incredible support that St. Pat’s are getting from the public, things are very much moving in the right direction.

St. Pat’s will be holding a fundraising event on the 30th of September, and you can find out more here.

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