Brigid's boost as club gets final go-ahead for new facilities in Kiltoom
St Brigid's GAA club has been given formal approval from Croke Park to commence a major upgrade of its facilities in Kiltoom, including a new gym and meeting room.
The long-planned project will also include the refurbishment of the club's dressing rooms, toilets, kitchen areas, and the repair of the existing hall roof.
In a social media post today (Thursday), the club said it was delighted to announce it had been given the green light by GAA headquarters to commence the major enhancement and refurbishment project, which was granted planning permission in February of last year.
"This has been a long and sometimes difficult process but, on behalf of our club, I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of our club members and volunteers who have assisted and worked tirelessly over the last number of years in reaching this successful conclusion," said club chairman Michael McDonnell.
"I also want to thank Roscommon Leader Partnership for the opportunity to embark on such an exciting project. The professionalism provided and the support given by their staff throughout the process has proven invaluable."
He added that the building work on site would be carried out by Offaly-based Leamore Construction Ltd, and a start date would be decided when the current restrictions on the construction are lifted.
The club previously received LEADER funding of €356,849 towards the development works and it also launched its own 'Buy A Brick' fundraising campaign to help finance the project.
"This major development would not have been possible without the overwhelming support our club has received for our fundraising efforts through the Buy A Brick campaign," said Mr McDonnell.
"On completion of these excellent facilities, future generations of club members and our community will reap the benefits of your wonderful and generous support.
"Anyone that wishes to be part of our historic legacy wall can still do so by purchasing a brick online or by contacting any Club Executive member," he added.