Sunday 18 February 2018

New Abbeyfeale pitches

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Abbeyfeale RFC has a proud history of developing rugby in the community since 1959. Player catchment areas includes towns and villages in West Limerick, North Kerry, and North Cork.

Over the years, the club has steadily begun to introduce more age categories to cater for the ever growing participation of children, providing rugby from as early as U-6s right up to U-18s in the boys section.

Not to be undone, the girls section has seen a steadily increase also with the club fielding teams from U-13s up to U-18s.

With over 180 players in the mini and underage sections, over 70 in the ladies section and over 50 in the men's section, the existing playing areas can no longer fulfil the number of games per season for our young stars.

The club plans to meet this demand by developing two new pitches on its existing site, with one of the new playing areas being a new full-size pitch, and the other being a new juvenile-size pitch.

The time-frame for this project to be completed is an ambitious one, but the club hopes to have it completed in time for the start of the 2017 season.

Indeed, exciting times lie ahead for the club.

A collective and united community effort is sought to make this ambitious project become a reality, with initiatives being undertaken in the next few months.

Over the course of the last number of months, the club has undertaken the necessary steps in seeking a grant application.

Tonight at 8.0pm, the club will welcome Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Patrick O'Donovan, to the Grove Grounds, where the club will present our proposal, outlining our plans for our proposed development Project.

Former mayor of Limerick City and County Councillor Liam Galvin will be among a number of special guests in attendance on the night.

The club would like to extend an open invitation to all current and past players, club members and to everyone within the local community to attend on the night.

Irish Independent

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