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Established in 1890
here to read our Club History.
here to download our "multi-lingual" brochure.
From 2004 to 2006 the Club raffled a house in a confined members
draw and raised €250,000 after costs. These funds are managed
by the Infrastructure Committtee of Churchtown GAA.
To download a short PDF report published for the Club's AGM on 19th
January 2008 click here.
download a short PDF brief on the proposed Sports Hall & Hurling
Alley plans click here.
(2 documents to Download):
Download a PDF file of Tender Advertisement Vale Star 24th January
download a PDF file of the Tender Materials and Specifications please
click on this line...
download a PDF file of the Form of Tender please click on this line...
Strategic Plan 2005 - 2010.
GAA wishes to expand the services to all its members (senior and
juvenile alike) substantially in the period from 2005 to 2010. The
Club is proposing to invest a further €850,000 in facilities.
The main developments planned as are follows:
Proposed Capital Expenditure 2005 - 2010
around the pitch (completed)
Draining and sanding main pitch (completed)
Gravel banding main pitch (completed)
Fencing the top bank of main pitch (completed)
to 2010 |New Sports Hall and Hurling Alley | Cost estimated at €750,000+
Churchtown parish has been growing exponentially
since 1997 and the population of the village is projected to grow
by over 1,000% in the period 1996 - 2012. Churchtown GAA was founded
in 1890 and purchased its own grounds in 1984. The grounds accommodate
a full high quality playing pitch and a training pitch on a 10 acre
site within the village limits. Since 2000 the Club has constructed
dressing rooms and a sports stand and improved the playing surface
of the pitch substantially. The Club has now obtained full planning
permission to develop a Sports Hall and Hurling Alley and a small
Leisure Centre. The Club has decided to phase this development with
the Sports Hall and Hurling Alley prioritised.
In anticipation of the plan to build a new Sports
Hall and Hurling Alley the Club raffled a house and raised €250,000
in 2006. Almost €90,000 of this money has been invested in
developing the sports grounds, obtaining planning permission and
fire certification and developing construction drawings and preparing
tender documents. The remaining €160,000 is on deposit with
The Hurling Alley and Sports Hall is expected to
cost €750,000. Tenders are being finalised. The Club is seeking
a grant of €450,000 which will be added to its savings of €160,000.
The balance of €140,000 has been approved as a bank loan. The
Sports Hall will be 4,000 square feet and the adjoining Hurling
Alley will be 2,000 square feet. The entire building is 36m x 15.6m
or 561 square metres (6,000 square feet). The Sports Hall will be
available for indoor sports such as indoor football, tennis, badminton,
volleyball, basketball to groups within the North Cork area. The
Sports Hall will use the existing dressing rooms and showers which
will adjoin the hall.
Club would also hope to roof the Spectator Stand
Years of Growth 1984 - 2004
Churchtown GAA is dedicated to providing the best possible facilities
for its members and supporters. Churchtown GAA is open to all who
support the promotion of Gaelic games.
to 2004 the total capital investment by Churchtown GAA since it
purchased its own grounds on the edge of the village in 1984 amounts
to €735,000. In summary the Club will have invested €185,000
in developing the sports playing field and a further €550,000
completing dressing rooms and other facilities including a Spectator
Stand (click here to see the stand building
in progress). Under teh Sports Stand we have dressings rooms
(2), shower rooms (3) training and meeting room, ladies and gents
and disabled toilets, referees room and shop.
Capital Expenditure 1984 - 2004
Purchase and development of field and bank interest €185,000
Sports Stand and facilities underneath €550,000
Summary Funding Summary 1984 - 2004
FAS Labour Grant €400,000
National Lottery Grant / €7,000
National Lottery Grant / 2 €96,000
National Lottery Grant / 3 €47,000
Sale of sites €110,000
Bank Loan €100,000
Capital expenditure includes bank interest
A HOUSE / FINAL RESULT ...
Win a House Draw took place on December 9th 2006. In total 4,909
memberships were issued. The winner of the House was Member 0293
purchased on 18th April 2005 by John O'Flynn of Freemount, Charleville,
Co Cork. Five runner up prizes of €500 were won by: - Member
1982 Eddie Sweeney from Doneraile, Member 3781 Leonard O'Carroll
from Dublin, Member 0154 Joan Lane from Charleville, Member 4246
William Keith Vandevere from Louisville, Kentucky and Joint Members
2272 John and Ann Horgan from Mallow. In total Churchtown GAA raised
over €250,000 after all costs which will be used to part fund
a new Sports Hall and Hurling Alley. Click
here to read local paper report on Draw. Many thanks to all
who supported our Club lottery.
Click here to see (and
download) some pictures of GAA Members promoting the last week of
our Win a House Lottery on December 9th 2006.
Click here for some historic pictures
Click here for a report on Junior Hurling
Championship Victory in 2004.
behalf of the current committee of Churchtown GAA we wish to thank
and acknowledge all our players and supporters over all the years
the Club has been established.
should be particularly grateful for the foresight of the committee
in the 1980s who had the courage to purchase enough space for two
pitches and grounds for matching facilities.
by the selfless work of officers and committees over many many years
and in the interest of future generations we once again invite everyone
to support this major community development in Churchtown.