Friday, August 14, 2015

Kilcullen GAA lighting the future

Kilcullen GAA took a yet another massive step forward in the clubs development with the signing of contracts for the installation of an 8-column, 18 metres high floodlight system at the clubs main pitch, writes Mark Phelan.

The new floodlight system will elevate Kilcullen’s facilities to inter county standard and is due for completion in October 2015, weather permitting.

This particular development has been made possible after securing a Sports Capital Grant from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, coupled with the ongoing fundraising that the club has undertaken over the past years.
The development would not have been possible without the continued sport of all the club members and the generosity of the people of Kilcullen who have continued to support the club's weekly lotto and the Kildare County Board club draw.

In addition, Kilcullen GAA club has started the upgrade of the locally-known ‘CPC pitch’ with drainage works already underway and a complete upgrade of the lighting system for those long winter training evenings.

The club, in association with the Cross & Passion College, has also undertaken the installation of a fully-fitted gym alongside the existing GAA clubhouse which will be up and running shortly and will be open to all members and students of CPC.

Pictured at the signing of the contracts for the lights installation are Killian Whelan (Development Committee), Jim Buckley (Kilcullen GAA Chairman), Pat Scully (Seamus Byrne Electrical – Contractor), Martin Murphy and Henry Barrett (Development Committee).