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Sponsor a Sod to help club facelift Mayfield GAA launches plans for massive overhaul of pitch

AN AMBITIOUS plan is underway at Mayfield GAA complex. Work has commenced on the construction of a sand-based grass pitch, which will enable the club to play games on a year-round basis. The work will also involve the complete fencing-in of the existing site, ensuring games can be played in a secure and safe environment. A spokesman for the club said; “The availability of this pitch will be of great benefit to the underage section. The club also provides facilities to the local schools for games and other activities.â€? The club has launched a fund-raising drive to help pay towards the development. The club will spend â‚Ź170,000 on the development works this year. Minister for Sport Michael Ring TD recently announced a grant of â‚Ź119,000 towards the project, and the

club is hoping to benefit from a number of other grants from within the GAA, as well as local authority sports grants. The spokesman added; “Next month we hope to have Minister Ring down to officially turn the sod on the new development. “The club itself will have to raise â‚Ź20,000. We are launching our ‘Sponsor a Sod’ fund-raiser this week. For â‚Ź10 a sponsor will own his or her own sod in the new pitch. A certificate will be issued and the sponsor’s name will be put on permanent display in our club premises, where future generations will be able to identify the people who made the project possible. We are looking for support from all our supporters, current and former players and from anyone living in or associated with Mayfield.â€? Sponsor forms will be available in the club, from members, and through local retail outlets.

Members of the Salutaris Chamber Choir from Belarus performing at the Masonic Hall, Tuckey Street, as part of the Cork International Choral Festival. See page 16 for a photo special. Picture: Clare Keogh

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