A little bit of track history!
Lorraine Delaney had the honour at the weekend of being the first athlete from the club to do her training session on the club’s newly laid 400m tarmacadem track with a session of 6 x 300m.
There are still some small things to tidy up but the track looks fabulous and the club’s many athletes now look forward with bated breath to the Sports Capital grants announcement later this Autumn. With the assistance of our local TD Ciaran Cannon, the club has made a strong application to Minister for Sport Jack Chambers and his department for a grant to put the final tartan rubber layer on top of the tarmacadem layer. The grant would enable us to do the work early next Summer and bring to fruition the club’s long-term goal of having its own 400m track – a much-needed facility for one of the largest clubs in the country.
Even with the grant, the club will still need the support of members and parents and the community so please continue to make donations to the club, or do our club Lotto, or join as a park member or sponsor a square metre of track.
With our combined efforts, we can achieve great things! And thanks to all who have already supported the efforts!