FERMOY SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS GET A LIFT WITH OPENING OF ALL WEATHER PITCH
Sports enthusiasts in the Fermoy region will be delighted this week to learn that the new astro-turf all weather pitch at Loreto Secondary School is finally open.
Following months of meetings, fundraising efforts and hard work from many volunteers, the pitch has been finished and members of the community are now welcome to hire the facility for games or training.
The new community amenity is the combination of hard work from a consortium of the Fermoy Community Sports Project, the school’s board of management and Fermoy Hockey Club and has cost in the region of €700,000 to complete.
“It’s wonderful to have the facility finally ready for the school and local community,” said Mary Ryan, school principal.
“The school hall, which was opened in 2003, has become a hub for local activity after school hours and we are hoping the pitch will become the same. Already we have been getting calls about bookings, so we encourage anyone interested to get in touch.”
Plans for the facility were first initiated in the 1970s when the school, together with the local community, decided to put in place an all-weather pitch. The new floodlit pitch unveiled this week is a significant improvement on the original plan.
The pitch can be rented as a complete unit or in specific sections from 086-7339394.
Thursday 3rd September 7:42pm