Friday 23 August 2019

Hurling club flash mob flipping furious about Dolphin Park plans

Teaming up: Members of Kevin’s Hurling and Camogie Club, who held a flash mob in St Patrick’s Park in Dublin 8, to highlight the lack of green space and sporting facilities in the area. Photo: Mark Condren
Teaming up: Members of Kevin’s Hurling and Camogie Club, who held a flash mob in St Patrick’s Park in Dublin 8, to highlight the lack of green space and sporting facilities in the area. Photo: Mark Condren
Sorcha O'Connor

Sorcha O'Connor

A hurling and camogie club held a hurling flash mob in St Patrick's Park in Dublin yesterday to oppose Templeogue Synge Street Gaelic Football Club's proposed redevelopment of Dolphin Park.

Kevin's Hurling and Camogie Club share the grounds with the football club, which owns the land on which it hopes to build new dressing rooms, an all-weather pitch, and keep two existing pitches.

Kevin's opposes the plans that will see them lose "vital" training terrain for younger members, according to Kevin's chairman Vincent Hennessy.

According to a statement from Templeogue Synge Street, the funding for the investment will be raised through the sale of 15pc of the site for the purposes of developing housing in the area.

However, Mr Hennessy said the hurling club did not agree that the sale of the land for apartments was the best method to improve the facilities.

"The development could go ahead, the facilities could be improved with the help of Kevin's as we are willing to find the money," he said.

Irish Independent

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