Boherlahan Dualla Astro Turf launch
Another historic occasion for the club, we officially opened our magnificent new astro turf facilities last Friday evening in front of a bumper attendance. After tireless fundraising efforts over the past number of years with various events, grant aid and local community generosity through the Pledge a Grand initiative, along with much appreciated business donations, we now have a second pitch, 1km floodlit walkway, a 75m x 40 metre astro turf pitch and ball wall. The work is not finished yet either with the walkway and car park to be completed in tarmac in the next phase which will cost in the region of €100,000. It was a very proud occasion for the club, especially for Chairman John Wardick, and Chairman of the Development committee John Purcell, both of whom spoke on the night. And the contributions of County Board Chairman, John Devane, and County Bord na n-Og Chairman Martin Bourke, both our own club men, were also highlights of the evening which saw juvenile hurling and camogie blitzes underway from early in the evening. The pitch was blessed by Fr. Joe Egan as the official opening commenced. Present too was the Chairman of the Munster Council, Mr Jerry O'Sullivan and guest speaker Brendan Cummins. He spoke of the contribution of the community to the entire development saying “There is a little piece of everyone in this parish in that astro turf pitch. Everyone has invested in it, everyone has a bit of ownership of it”. Congratulations to all involved in what was a memorable night for the club and well done to everyone involved in the project.