Work on the Corrib Park all weather pitch will recommence in April, with the remaining weeks needed to allow time for the lands to dry out after the winter period.
The Galway City Council made the announcement this week and has advised that the land surrounding the facility will be re-seeded. A number of remedial works, including bollarding, gating, removal of surplus rock, and additional top soil also needs to be laid.
Fianna Fáil councillor Ollie Crowe, who wants to insure any revenue generated by this facility is ring-fenced and invested back into the facility, has welcomed the news.
He is calling on the council to grant planning permission for the conversion of an existing neighbouring clubhouse, to facilitate permanent dressing rooms for Corrib Rangers FC.
Cllr Crowe also wants to see a winter maintenance program established for the pitches at Laurel Park and Shantalla.
“At present these pitches are unplayable for four months of the year,” he said, “affecting underage training at the club and preventing home matches.”