In pictures: Crecora-Manister GAA and Crecora Camogie launch fundraising campaign – Page 1 of 7


The Crecora-Manister GAA and Crecora Camogie clubs have launched a new fundraiser to complete their development work.

It is hoped to raise the balance of the funding required to complete the fenced and lighted 55 meter by 27 meter all-weather play facility located at the Hurling Wall, Crecora-Manister GAA Field.

Officials and players from both GAA and Camogie clubs attended the launch, along with representatives from Limerick County Council and Munster Council, as well as local TDs and elected members of the Municipal District of Adare Rathkeale.

Speaking at the launch, Pat Byrnes, Chairman of the Crecora-Manister GAA Club, confirmed that work is expected to begin on the all-weather facility in May.

“While 75% of our target, i.e. €225,000, has now been raised to fund all the work of our plan, we are now in the “last quarter” to raise the remaining amount of €75,000 in order to achieve the Development Plan goal of €.300,000. As in sports, the last quarter is where you have to give the final push to cross the line and win the match, or in this case, it is the latest push from the GAA and Camogie clubs to raise the remaining balance of funding to complete the work and complete our development plan,” said Byrnes.

David Delahunty, President of Crecora Camogie Club, also spoke about the completion of Phase 1 of the plan, the community walking track, and the huge success it has had since its official opening in June 2021.

“It is now a valuable community resource where members of the community can meet and exercise in a safe environment, away from busy rural country roads and with all the associated health benefits” , she said.

Both chairmen expressed their gratitude for the support received to date from the West Limerick Resources Leader Group; elected members of the Municipal District of Adare Rathkeale; Limerick County Council, JP McManus Foundation; corporate contributions, as well as individual contributions received from club members and the wider community, which have enabled the development plan to progress with the completion of phase 1, the community walking track, in 2021.

Mark Leahy, Chairman of Club Development, confirmed that following the government’s recent and welcome announcement of the approval of Sports Capital Grant funding, clubs are now focused on Phase 2 of the club development, namely the provision of a state-of-the-art sports facility at Pitch Crecora-Manister GAA.

“This new development will be extremely beneficial to the development of our GAA and Camogie players, as well as other community groups. So far, we have had to try to ensure the availability of all-weather facilities outside the area, which were generally not available, or not available at the desired times, and which involved substantial cost to hire, etc. We will now have our own facility for all our players from U6 to adults, which will be available to them all year round to train and develop their skills and fitness. The facility will also be available for use by other groups in our community,” Leahy said.

“Clubs are now reaching out to their members and players, as well as businesses, farmers and local communities for financial support to generate the remaining target funding balance of €75,000 to complete the all-weather installation. , so please support this exciting new development of an Astroturf All Weather Facility on the Crecora-Manister GAA field.

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