We had hoped to be able to share detailed plans etc. with you our members by this stage. However as is often the way delays do occur and we will probably have to defer significant details until later in December or early in the New Year.
We are currently in discussions with South Dublin County Council on pre-planning issues. We hope to formally apply for planning permission for the different phases of the project by mid-December.
Our plan is to have a number of pitches available for play from September 2022. To this end a significant section of our new property has been cleared & seeded with new grass. A further crop of seeding will be done next spring so pitches should be playable on schedule for Autumn 2022.
The development of new clubhouse etc. is dependent on obtaining proper planning approval. In the meantime we can make interim arrangements for temporary accommodation for changing rooms etc. to be available in conjunction with pitches. We are targeting departing from Gordon Park as scheduled at the end of May 2022.
The financial situation is that if we are achieve our desire to develop our new property to the required standards we will need additional funding . To this end it’s important that our regular income streams are maintained and indeed improved. To this end we would ask all members and friends to pay annual subscription promptly and in short term support the “Your Club – Your Country” draw.
The closing date for this draw is imminent so please purchase your tickets online. Remember – all funds raised come directly to the clubs accounts.
So thank you all for your patience in bearing with us. We are all working full on with this mega development project which will truly enhance our club – YOUR CLUB.
Gerry Gilligan. Chairman