Sports Hub dream very close to reality

Published 12/07/2014 | 12:00

THE REALISATION of a dream is to occur in the Cathedral town of Enniscorthy on Saturday, August 16, with the official opening of Enniscorthy Sports Hub incorporating an eight-lane 400m tartan athletic track and full size playing pitch.

This long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated facility will open with a short parade around the new track followed by the cutting of the ribbon by Minister and Chief Whip Paul Kehoe at 4 p.m., followed by light refreshments for all at Enniscorthy Rugby Club.

The parade will be led around the track by the Ballindaggin Pipe Band and will include representation from many county-based athletic, G.A.A., soccer, rugby, camogie, handball, squash and boxing clubs. Indeed, any club or group wishing to be part of this historic event for the town and county is more than welcome.

Assembly point for the parade is Enniscorthy Rugby Club at 3 p.m. and we encourage every club to attend with their young sports stars and bring your banners, flags, club colours and emblems and anything else that will contribute to the spectacle and vibrancy of the event.

Please contact Marie Louise Byrne at byrnemarielouise@gmail.com regarding participation in the parade. We really hope to see all clubs and community groups well represented.

The ethos of this wonderful new facility is inclusion and community so we wish to extend an open invitation to all our community to join us at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 16, to celebrate the culmination of the effort, vision and foresight of all who worked tirelessly to turn this dream into a reality.

This community facility is available to all and will be open for general use by clubs and individuals from Tuesday, August 5, with opening times as follows: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

The group hourly rate has been set at €30 per hour with individual rates of €2 per hour for Juveniles and students and €3 per hour for adults.

For club and group bookings please phone 05392-33540 or e-mail enniscorthysportshubbookings@gmail.com. Access for individuals/walk in use is available Monday to Friday until 6 p.m., and weekends after 1 p.m.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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