Thursday, August 06, 2020

MacHale Park in Castlebar.

An infrastructure review has also been completed by the County Board. The options considered by the review included the development of the Lough Lannagh centre, the enhancement of Mulvey Park with a new all-weather playing surface and a 300-seater stand, and the resurfacing of MacHale Park.

Charman Liam Moffatt said that the planning applications for the Lough Lannagh development have been delayed by Covid-19 and added that funding for the project will be challenging. He said that the Lough Lannagh development may now become a “longer-term project.”

He said that the estimated cost of the proposed work on Mulvey Park will be €1.4million and that the development will be a ‘long-term project’ which will be reliant on fundraising work and the attaining of Sports Capital Grants.

Padraic Duffy from Ballintubber works on the pitch prior to throw-in for the 2018 FBD League clash between Mayo and Galway. Mayo GAA chairman Liam Moffatt believes a new playing surface is urgently required on the main pitch of MacHale Park, describing the current surface as “uneven” and “prone to waterlogging.”

Moffatt said that a new playing surface is urgently required on the main pitch of MacHale Park, describing the current surface as “uneven” and “prone to waterlogging.”

Two companies have recently examined the pitch and members of the executive, having also recently examined the pitch, have concluded that “immediate and remedial work has to be completed” and that a resurfacing of the pitch must be prioritised in the near future.

Moffatt sought the delegates’ approval to put the resurfacing works on MacHale Park out to tender and to appoint a firm of engineers to draw up specs in relation to the works.

He added that none of the decisions taken at the meeting would bind the County Board to proceeding with the work.

The motion to tender and to appoint the firm of engineers was passed by the delegates.

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