Monday 20 February 2017

Rosemount to unveil new facilities

Published 19/05/2011 | 05:00

Resilience has never been more important for GAA clubs than during the current recession but, despite the downturn, they continue to develop top-class facilities.

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Rosemount of Westmeath -- home to former All Star John Keane -- have been especially busy on that front and the fruits of their labour will be marked in a special way tomorrow when they officially open their upgraded grounds.

GAA president Christy Cooney will perform the honours at 7.0, having spent several hours visiting other GAA projects in the parish. The high point of the evening will feature Westmeath and Meath stepping up their Leinster SFC preparations with a challenge game at 7.30.

Over €700,000 -- along with much voluntary labour -- has been spent over the last six years on upgrades, which include a second pitch, an Astroturf facility, second set of dressing-rooms, lights and an electronic scoreboard.

Assistant secretary Jimmy Keane said: "The amount of local effort that went into making these facilities possible is incredible. It's a credit to all concerned."

Irish Independent

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