Start date is imminent for Pairc Tailteann development
PLANS for the proposed re-development of Pairc Tailteann were forwarded to clubs recently and a planning application is expected to be lodged with Meath County Council next month.
However, just when work commences on the project will only be decided following a special meeting of the County Board which will take place on Monday November 27th.
At an earlier meeting with the 59 clubs of the county, some expressed concerns regarding fund-raising for the development, especially the size of contribution expected from the clubs.
Since then management have addressed those concerns and has revised the proposals for consideration by clubs.
The proposed development will consist of a 20,000-seated capacity or a mix of seated and standing at the Navan venue. The development is designed so it can be built in phases as finance becomes available and the phasing will be done so that future development will not be compromised.
Phase one of the project is a 4,000-seat stand and ancillary work which will cost in the region of €10 million.
A number of fund-raising options will be put to clubs to help raise their part of the cost when delegates reconvene at the end of the month.
Pat Kelly, representing St Colmcille’s, is presented with the Official Healthy Club Award by Seán Cavanagh, Healthy Clubs Ambassador and former Tyrone footballer. The special ceremony held in Croke Park saw 58 GAA clubs recognised as the first official ‘Healthy Clubs’ on the island of Ireland. The GAA’s Healthy Clubs Project hopes to transform GAA clubs nationally into hubs for community health and wellbeing. As part of the programme, each club is trained to deliver advice and information programmes on a variety of different topics including physical activity, emotional wellbeing, healthy eating and community development.