The news that the construction of the playground and multiuse games area in Ballyhooly Community Sportsfield is nearing completion by Walsh Engineering will bring delight to the many children (and adults!) of the community and surrounding areas who have been keen observers of the progress in recent weeks.
It is expected that the facility will be open for use by 21 September with the official opening scheduled for 6 October. The completion of this facility in Ballyhooly joins recent community projects including the Community Hall and An Cuan, the sheltered housing scheme, ensuring this vibrant community retains excellent community facilities for young and old.
In particular, the Ballyhooly Community Sportsfield will be a first class recreational and leisure facility for all ages and abilities with the new project augmenting the existing GAA pitches, tennis courts, changing rooms and floodlit walkway which are availed of by all in a safe and secure environment.
This playground and multi-use games area project at a cost of €140,000 has secured considerable funding from grant aid, generous benefactors and local clubs, in addition to a most impressive door to door collection yielding over €25,000. At this stage of the development, a very small deficit of €5,000 exists and needs to be cleared. Anyone who has previously pledged funds or would like to donate funds, please contact Liam Dineen or any member of the committee: Jim McCarthy, Pat O’Connor, Majella Roche, Pete Sykes, Joanne Roche, Brian McCarthy, Mike Dineen, Lisa Woods, Therese Holland, Brenda Crowley, Tom Collier and Denis Hickey.
Once again, the committee would like to thank everybody for their patience, generosity and support in the realisation of this project for Ballyhooly community. We look forward to seeing you all at the official opening on 6 October. More details to follow.