AMBITIONS plans to develop a new home for Kilmacrennan Celtic FC are set to incorporate facilties for the entire community.
Last night, a cheque for €10,450 – the proceeds of the recent weekend-long festival held in the village – was presented to the member of the Kilmacrennan Community Development Group (pictured above).
The new development is set to incorporate walking facilities, a tennis court, a basketball court and a play area for children, as well as a new pitch, training pitch and dressing rooms for Kilmacrennan Celtic.
Since Lurgy Park was turned down by the Donegal League, Kilmacrennan have played home games at Errigal College and the Letterkenny Community Centre, but hopes are high that the club will have a ‘home’ again soon.
“We need to get the wheels in motion now and keep adding to it,” said local County Councillor John O’Donnel.
“It needs everyone pulling together and it needs everyone behind it. The main aim now is to get the site secured.”
In a joint venture with Donegal County Council, a site of just over three acres has been secured although organisers have indicated that a bigger site may need to be sourced.
The recent festival has given the fundraising efforts a significant lift.
Councillor O’Donnell said: “It’s a good boost for the community. We have also raised almost €8,000 between the Gartan Adventure Race and allocations from the Council’s Strategic Development Fund.
“We have close on €20,000 in the account and we have yet to launch it properly into the public domain so hopefully now we can keep moving forward with the project.”Tags: