Holycross Ballycahill GAA club will be putting aside the business of hurling and football for the coming weeks as they prepare to ‘Cut Loose’ with a country and music festival which will, with the help of a massive voluntary effort, be staged in St Michael’s GAA grounds on Sunday July 22nd.
Featuring many of the top acts in the business, the festival is aimed at raising funds for the continued development of, and paying for, the fabulous facilities in the grounds which have been hugely enhanced by a dedicated committee and team of volunteers over the last five years or so. Their work has ensured the provision of a state-of-the-art pavillion - named after the clubs most famous son, John Doyle -with dressingrooms, indoor handball alley, gymnasium, meeting rooms, kitchen, all-weather ball wall, walking track and a second pitch. The facilities were opened last year by GAA President Christy Cooney with John Doyle’s family in attendance, including his wife Anne. See this weeks Tipp Star for full story.