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We've seen plans for Offaly GAA's Centre of Excellence - and they look fantastic!

Faithful County chiefs hope to begin work on €1.9m project later this year

Offaly GAA chiefs are looking ahead to the future
Offaly GAA chiefs are looking ahead to the future

OFFALY GAA CHIEFS revealed plans for a new €1.9 million centre of excellence last night.

The Kilcormac development will receive €1m funding from Croke Park, with the Leinster Council also set to donate €275,000 to the project.

Details were announced at the Kilcormac/Killoughey GAA Centre and Midlands 103 sport published the plans and 3D models on their Facebook Page this afternoon. 

Kenny Lyons Associates Architects will carry out the work, with Offaly officials confident of more funding from the Sports Capital programme.

Offaly 1 An overview of the proposed new facility for Offaly GAA

The lease on a 21-acre site has been transferred from Offaly County Council to Offaly GAA, with Offaly county board securing the 999-year lease for the princely sum of €1 per annum.

The facility, which is subject to planning approval, will include four sand-based playing pitches, meeting rooms, dressing rooms, running track, floodlighting and indoor training facilities. It is hoped that the first sod will be turned later this year.

Laois have also submitted plans for a centre of excellence at Fr. Browne avenue in Portlaoise.

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