Oranmore-Maree GAA One Club have launched a Fundraising Competition for their planned sports centre of excellence, Renville Sports & Community Grounds, where one lucky winner will win a brand new Ford Puma ST-Line X Hybrid in association with Sheils Motor Group. Tickets costing €25 each or €50 for three are available for purchase through www.oranmoremareegaa.com
Renville Sports & Community Grounds, will serve the sporting needs of the area with a number of all-weather and full size pitches. The vision for the development is to deliver in Renville leading sporting facilities which will benefit members of the area’s Oranmore-Maree GAA One Club (comprising Oranmore-Maree GAA Club, Oranmore-Maree Camogie Club & Naomh Mhuire Ladies Football Club ) and the wider community for generations to come.
To date consistent work by the Oranmore-Maree GAA One Club and Renville Sports & Community Grounds Management Committee has seen the development being awarded a €2.1 million Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF ) grant by The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.
It is planned that Renville Sports & Community Grounds will include one 4G full size pitch (the first full size 4G pitch in County Galway ); two grass full size pitches; one juvenile pitch; three training / warm up areas; changing rooms with shower facilities; ball wall; a community facilities area; secure low level lit community walking/running track; public children’s playground area; preservation of a ringfort as a local heritage and educational site and a community parking area with accessible public toilets and baby changing facilities which will help further service Renville Park and Graveyard.
These amenities are greatly needed as there has been a huge population growth in recent years within the area. This has led to Oranmore-Maree GAA One Club operating at beyond maximum capacity with over 71 GAA teams at present using the local community sporting facilities. With over 2,300 pupils attending school in Oranmore & Maree every day and with a combined growing membership of 1,365 people in the club, the vision for Renville arose out of an urgent need to develop new sporting facilities to cater for the rapidly expanding playing numbers from juvenile to adult level. Further approved and pending applications for future development of over 400 homes within the Oranmore village area will exert more pressure on the existing sporting facilities.
Oranmore-Maree GAA One Club has invested nearly €800,000 in the project to date between the cost of the land purchase and substantial funds used for studies related to the planning application.
Raring to go - Oranmore-Maree GAA One Club underage players and siblings (L to R ) Jude (U8 ) Roisín (U7 ) and Luke (U10 ) Landy lend their support to the Club's 'Win a Car' Draw which is fundraising for the much needed sports centre of excellence at the Renville Sports and Community Grounds. The lucky winner will drive away in a brand-new luxurious Ford Puma ST-Line X Hybrid. Tickets cost €25 each or 3 for €50, which can be purchased from www.oranmoremareegaa.com
Gerry Rabbitt, Chairman of Oranmore Maree GAA One Club, said this is a very large and ambitious project which we have embarked on, as it is intended to deliver the sports facilities required for generations to come, in addition to adding necessary additional community amenities to the Renville area. The financial contributions of the club members, local community and businesses in the area (nearly €800,000 raised to date in contributions and donations ) have been absolutely crucial in getting us to this point. We are aware that we will need further financial support throughout the next few years to complete our full vision for this state of the art facility and we look forward to working with all the stakeholders on this flagship development for Galway.”
Chairman of the Management Committee for Renville Sports & Community Grounds Padraig O’Callaghan said he is delighted that Oranmore/Maree GAA One Club has launched a fundraiser to generate further, much needed funds for the Renville Project, most especially in these more challenging times. It is essential we keep driving the project forward.”
“This can only be done with the support of the community helping us to fundraise the essential costs required to pay for what will become a magnificent development for the area and its people. It will be something we can all be proud of. There has been a phenomenal amount of work done already by members of the club, the Management Committee and the wider community. While we have a lot more to do, I have full confidence if we continue to pull together we will get there.”
Anyone who wishes to get involved with Renville Sports & Community Grounds Development or to donate, can contact Derek Cullinane on 086 234 7793, or by email at [email protected]