Mary Coughlan TD turns the sod at Munday's Field
The Minister of Agriculture, Mary Coughlan TD, turned the sod at the start of the Aodh Ruadh Centre of Excellence development at Munday's Field on Tuesday, 15th May 2007.
The Munday's field site assembled by Aodh Ruadh is now a very valuable piece of property both commercially and in the context of the links with the Club's foundation. For some years the Club has been planning to develop the site in order to maximise its potential for GAA purposes. Prunty contracts Ltd., Fermanagh have been engaged to develop a regulation size GAA pitch with two junior cross fields, a floodlight training field encircled by a running track and ancillary works to improve access between the changing rooms and pavilion at Father Tierney Park. It is planned to have the new Centre of Excellence facilities available for use by the Club early in 2008. >
Gathered at the sod turning were, (l-r) John Meehan, Chairman of Ballyshannon Town Council, Peter Conlon, Aodh Ruadh Vice President, Conal Gallagher, Secretary of Aodh Ruadh Park Committe, Patsy Kilgannon, Aodh Ruadh Treasurer, Dinny Loughlin, Conor McShea, Mary Coughlan TD, Minister of Agriculture, Terrence McShea, Aodh Ruadh Chairman, Tom Daly, President of the Ulster Council, Joe Prunty, Prunty Contractors, Sean Kelly, Donegal County Board Chairman, Gerry McIntyre and Eunan Doyle.
Tom Daly, Chairman of the Ulster Council, gives a speech to the large crowd assembled for the ceremonial turning of the first sod.
Development work has already commenced at Munday's Field to turn it into a state of the art Centre of Excellence.