Wednesday 17 January 2018

Harps launching €1.3m clubhouse project

John Manning

A NEW dawn is breaking for Skerries Harps GAA Club as it officially launches its €1.3 million clubhouse project this week.

After securing funds for the project through its own fundraising initiatives and a €550,000 Lotto grant, the club has declared full steam ahead for the project which sees its official launch on Thursday night, April 10, at 7 p.m.

The club will present its plans at the event in Skerries Community Centre and will hold a question and answer session on the project.

Club PRO, Fergal Lynch said: 'This will be a great night for the club as we finally can see the plans coming together after all the hard work done by the various committees.'

This ambitious €1.3 million development will consist of a two-storey building featuring four large dressing rooms, a referee's room, club shop, toilet and shower facilities and a physiotherapy room.

The first floor will have a bar and function room and three meeting rooms. The building has been designed by Mark Kelly architects and promises to be finished to a very high standard and will see the club through its continuing growth for the forseeable future.

Skerries Harps have along history in the town and have one of the biggest nursery and juvenile sections in Dublin. The club provides a great service for the community and has achieved great things on the playing fields of Fingal and beyond across all codes.

Cllr. Tom O'Leary (FG) has congratulated the club on this big step forward and praised its development committee in particular, who he said had 'stuck with this project over many years'.

Fingal Independent

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