Sod turned on biggest development in history of Our Lady’s Island GAA in County Wexford
The hurlers and footballers of Our Lady’s Island GAA can look forward to honing their skills in some of the finest facilities in the county after the sod was turned on “the single biggest construction development the club has undertaken in its history”. Launched by Minister for Transport Jack Chambers TD this project will see a floodlit astro turf training area and two hurling walls developed at the club thanks to funding of €145,000 from the Sports Capital Programme.
"It’s a momentous day for Our Lady’s Island GAA club,” said local councillor Ger Carthy. “This has come about due to substantial sports capital funding from the government to the tune of €145,000, it’ll deliver an astro turf training area, two hurling walls, and the facility will be floodlit. This has come off the back of the delivery of a 650m walking track, fully lit for the local community, which local company Sole Sports & Leisure will begin working on in two weeks time.”
Flanked by students from Scoil Mhuire NS, Cllr Carthy said it was important that the contribution of both the local community and the club committee be recognised in the delivery of these projects.