Croke Park delegation visit Hollymount

Hollymount Development:
A delegation from the Croke Park Development Committee visited Hollymount on Wednesday evening last

Hollymount Development:
A delegation from the Croke Park Development Committee visited Hollymount on Wednesday evening last to get an update on the development and hear a presentation from the clubs development committee in on the immediate commencement of our impressive new complex at Hollymount. Chairman Noel Ryan welcomed the guests to our club on behalf of the four clubs involved in the project. He said that having success on the field of play and the ever increasing population in the parish, brought greater demands for modern and up to date facilities at Hollymount. While the provision of such facilities was needed they also necessitated the raising of sufficient finance to fund the project. He praised the many people of the parish and beyond for their overwhelming support for both the monthly contribution and the weekly lotto without such assistance this project would not be possible. He also encouraged these people to continue this support in the future to make this project a reality as soon as possible. Finance chairman Larry Banville outlined the financial position in relation to the cost and financing of the project. He stated that the initial project would cost 1.2 million euro with additional costs on the complex bringing the figure over 2 million euro. Other costs would be incurred in providing facilities such as a walkway, tennis courts, hurling wall, floodlights, fourth pitch, stand etc. in the future. He outlined that the club had sound financial projections in order to cover the cost of this project. Gerry Forde and Neil Hurley outlined the structure and nature of the main complex which comprised dressing rooms, meeting rooms, gym, sports hall, handball alley, toilets and additional auxiliary rooms. They said that the building committee had worked very hard to get the best value for the money involved and they was very confident that the project would come in on time and at the present costs. Development committee members present, John Healy, Dick Miller, John Byrne together with Wexford’s Martin Quigley, Rory Murphy and Derek Kent questioned the committee on many points in relation to the financing of the project, but they expressed satisfaction with the structure, finance and projections of the club in relation to the completion of Project 2010. They wished the club and their members every success with the project.

Dinner Dance:
The three local GAA clubs are coming together to organize a Dinner Dance at the Riverbank Hotel on Saturday 27th January. This promises to be a great night of food and entertainment for all the people of the parish with tickets costing E30 and an outstanding door prize of a trip for two to Paris for a romantic weekend. Tickets which are selling extremely fast can be had from the clubhouse at Hollymount on Monday evening next from 7pm to 8pm or from the following club personnel, Peggie Kelly (087-9640712) Deirdre Tobin (086-3609627) or Brenda Fox (087-6178488), so order your ticket early to avoid disappointment on the night.