Big development plans for Drumcullen GAA Club

First fundraiser to feature hurling icons Brian Cody, Cyril Farrell, Brian Whelahan and Michael Duignan

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Big development plans for Drumcullen GAA Club

Drumcullen GAA is about to undertake a number of significant projects at its GAA grounds in Rath.

These projects will not just be for the club members but the greater community and a number of fundraising events are being planned with the first being a night for all hurling fans featuring some of the biggest names in the sport.

The development work will include a walking/running track will be placed around the parameter of the pitch which can be used by all the community. It will also include a cordoned off ‘safe area’ with child safe gates to improve safety. Due to the safety risk associated with this the club has already completed this project, however fundraising is required to cover the cost of this work.

To enable the club to train the kids all year around, the club has decided to undertake a venture which will include covering the area between the stand and the hurling wall, this area will also have an artificial surface and lighting. This will be the first of its kind in Offaly and will offer a suitable environment no matter what the weather conditions for the kids of the parish to train. This will be available to other sports in the community when completed.

The total cost of above calculates to €60,000. Fund raising events will be held over the coming months with the first being 'Kings of September' featuring Brian Cody, Cyril Farrell, Brian Whelahan and Michael Duignan. Other guests include Ken Hogan, Pat Fleury and Daithi Reagan and special guest Aidan Tierney.

It will be held in the County Arms on November 26 at 8pm. Tickets are €20.