Construction of new track only weeks away (25th Apr)
Construction of new track only weeks away
We’re delighted to announce that after a long tender process, we have concluded negotiations with a Contractor to construct our new all weather track. Subject to suitable weather and prevailing public health restrictions allowing construction activity, Midland Sport Surfaces of Killucan, Co. Westmeath will begin construction in the coming weeks. This is the latest and largest and probably the most exciting development at the Club Grounds since the Club first laid out a grass track in 1985. It has come after a lot of planning and effort by Club officials, ably assisted by local firm ORS Consulting Engineers who were engaged to prepare the final design and contract documents so the work could go to tender. The project will receive grant aid through the Sports Capital Programme of the Department of Sport and of course a significant amount of money has to be raised by the Club itself to meet the final cost. We are delighted that a local Engineering Consultancy firm was involved in the design and also delighted that a local Contractor will be carrying out the work.
We always knew that when work started we would have to relocate from the Club and train elsewhere for several months but thanks to our friends in Mullingar Rugby Club, they have generously allowed us to train at their grounds while construction takes place. We’ll announce more details of this nearer the time.