Westside football club Corrib Rangers AFC has been given a ten year lease on a 3G all weather sports facility with floodlights at the Corrib Park Neighbourhood Park.
The lease was approved at Monday’s city council meeting. A report was circulated to councillors from City Hall’s director of services Ciarán Hayes. The report stated that the council proposed to lease the facility to the club, subject to compliance with a number of conditions.
These include the term of lease for a period of 10 years; the payment of rent of €1,200 a year, to be reviewed after five years; and the payment of a capital/overheard contribution of €6,000 a year, also to be reviewed after five years. This latter condition is to ensure funds are set aside to replace the synthetic carpet, crumb infill, and floodlighting lamps when they have reached the end of their working life.
The motion to lease the lands to Corrib Rangers AFC was approved by councillors.
Fine Gael councillor Pádraig Conneely welcomed the decision. He described Corrib Park as a “progressive football club” and said: “Upgraded sports facilitates are important if sporting clubs like Corrib Rangers are to continue to support youth football programmes on the west side of the city.”