Ruane ‘supports’ ambitious St. Bronagh’s GAA Club masterplan

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Sunday, September 30th, 2012
Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has met with local chairperson of the GAA Malachy McCourt to offer her support to Rostrevor GAA in their development plan.

‘Vision 2019’ requires the support of the local community

St. Bronagh’s GAA Club in Rostrevor revealed in August that the club plans to mark its centenary year – 2019 – with a host of improvements to the infrastructure of the club. To meet the ambitious seven year plan, the club announced that it had purchased 12 acres of land on the Drumsesk Road, Rostrevor. Aptly named ‘Vision 2019’, the landmark development will provide two full sized floodlit playing fields with perimeter fencing and a new changing room complex. To counter the poor weather, it will also incorporate provision for an all-weather training pitch and a walking track. Around 150 vehicles will able to make use of a huge new car park in the development and a commercial gymnasium will also be an integral part of the new site. Additionally, there will be a meeting/conference facility for the local community to avail of. A spokesman said back in August, “Since 1919, through the support of our members, St Bronagh’s GAA has grown to become a thriving sporting and cultural organisation promoting Gaelic games and culture at the heart of the Rostrevor community.” Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane said, “St Bronagh’s GAA Club in Rostrevor has instigated a seven year development plan to coincide with their 100th anniversary and I am totally supportive of the proposal. At present St Bronagh’s has over 600 members including eleven teams catering for men and women from juniors through to seniors. “St Bronagh’s has played a huge part in cultural activities in the Rostrevor area and I am sure that they will achieve a first class facility to mark their 100 years. I would call on the local community to get behind St Bronagh’s in delivering this project by joining Friends of Rostrevor and create a facility that will see St Bronagh’s begin another century of service to the local community.” Local Councillor Mick Murphy added, “I would like to commend St Bronagh’s GAA Club not only for their work within the local community but for having a vision that will continue to cater for future generations. “This is an impressive plan that will provide first class sporting facilities for the entire community and I look forward in working closely with the management team in bringing this project to fruition.” More on this story: St. Bronagh’s GAA reveal ambitious ‘2019’ plans
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