Friday 27 April 2018

GAA should develop new home in Ardee

Cllr. Finnan McCoy
Cllr. Finnan McCoy

LOUTH GAA should develop a new home on the Ardee Link Road, making their headquarters in the centre of the county. Cllr. Pearse McGeough made the comment at the Ardee Town Council meeting.

He added that the perfect location was a greenfield site, ready for use.

'The GAA are in a quandry over the Gaelic Grounds and the site off the link road would be ideal for them, and that is no reflection on the St. Mary's club,' he said.

'The land had been earmarked for a regional hospital in the past, but I don't think that's going to happen at all and Mr. Dempsey had already secured it for Navan anyway.'

Cllr. Finnan McCoy was supportive of the GAA move, but was keen to keep the site for the medical facility. 'I have a dream for that site,' he said.

'I will say that things were pointed out to the County Board about Darver because the right place to develop was right beside the Mary's field where they would have had everything. Darver was money wasted, a disgrace.'

Cllr. Jim Tenanty said that the idea should be explored more with the GAA as anything that would boost Ardee should be welcomed.

Drogheda Independent