Gerard Scully, Chairman, Cabinteely Athletics Club said:
We’re very pleased to see the start of the much-needed upgrade to the running track in Kilbogget Park. At present, we do our high-performance training in Abbotstown while also training on several days each week in Kilbogget. This new development creates a more sustainable solution for our current and future needs where we have a long waiting list and a growing membership of young athletes who have already achieved multi-medal winning performances at the highest national levels. We’re looking forward with confidence for our future as we continue our successful growth and development in Kilbogget.
Dara Carroll, Head of Facilities, Cabinteely FC said:
Kilbogget is the physical and spiritual home of our 50 football teams where this development will further enhance our presence and our capability to continue supporting young people through football at every level, including our pathway to the League of Ireland. This project is a result of ongoing partnership and co-operation between the clubs in Kilbogget and with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, in the development of facilities for the park. In addition to these new works, we look forward to progressing the vision for a shared clubhouse facility with the Council in the years ahead.”
Barry Rojack, Chairman, Cabinteely GAA said:
We warmly acknowledge this investment in new pitch facilities which will greatly benefit our growing membership. We would also like to express our appreciation to DLR for accommodating us in Ticknick Park Cherrywood while the works take place. We’re looking forward to further success in the years ahead.
Maureen King, Vice-Chair and Manager of Foxrock Cabinteely Senior Ladies Team said:
As the only Ladies Gaelic football club in the country with 13 teams, over 500 members and growing, we are extremely proud of our achievements and success over the past decade. The new floodlit, full-sized pitch will help us to provide the best possible environment and the best possible experiences for our members. Ladies Gaelic football is played by women and children who have developed a love of the game, of the camaraderie that comes from being part of the team and of the sense of belonging from devotion to club and community. This is a very positive development, and we believe it will inspire more young girls in the community to play sport and the club to build our sport to enhance the lives of players and our local community.”
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