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Rock Celtic is working on plans to improve the dressingrooms and floodlights at their Sandy Lane headquarters.
The club have been allocated two separate grants to do the work, but need to crop the cost of renovating and extending the dressingrooms.
Building costs have risen considerably since the club was approved a sum of €38,000 to carry out this work. So the club need to adjust the plans and reduce the scale of the development and bring them into line with what they can afford.
Last November the club received a second grant of €30,000 that they have earmarked to spend on upgrading and making their floodlight system more efficient.
The shortcomings in the dressing- rooms and floodlight system became all too apparent when the club staged under age internationals. The dressingrooms aren’t big enough, and need to be enlarged.
The club are looking to carry out internal adjustments to the clubrooms to achieve this, and the grant body is seemingly agreeable to this approach.
Extra lighting capacity was necessary to host the internationals, but the club have had problems with occasional power failures.
So they are looking to sort that out and make the lights more efficient and economical to run by upgrading lamps.
A club spokesman said they hope to obtain costings in the next month, and ideally to undertake the work during the close season, when schoolboy and adult competition has finished.
This would reduce the risk of damage to the playing surface with heavy equipment and machinery probably needed to be brought in to do the work.