May 19, 2024

Letterkenny Athletics Membership has purchased the landmark home, Breffni Villa, at Sallaghagrane for the aim of creating its personal clubhouse.

The membership, which had been resident at a web site near Letterkenny Group Centre on the Pearse Highway from 1980 to 2008, confirmed the acquisition in a message to its members on Tuesday.

Talking in regards to the transfer, Letterkenny AC Chairman, Raymond Birch, stated: “After a few years at Pearse Highway, the membership relocated to the Aura Leisure Centre in 2008. We’ve been based mostly on the Danny McDaid Monitor since then and it’s a transfer that has labored out extraordinarily nicely.

“The long-term plan was at all times to construct our personal clubhouse as near the observe as we may. Many choices have been examined over time.

“When Breffni Villa got here available on the market final yr, the membership determined to position a bid on the property after getting the go-ahead from the members. Fortunately, our bid was accepted, and the sale was closed off this week.”

“The home and web site are simply behind the carpark at Aura on the O’Donnell Park facet and the following activity for the membership now could be to get a growth plan in place. We’re nicely taken care of inside the Aura Leisure Centre, and when we now have the brand new clubhouse accomplished, we’ll as soon as once more have a constructing we will level to and name it our house,” Mr. Birch added.

“Letterkenny AC celebrated its fiftieth anniversary on the finish of 2022 and so many individuals have represented and served the membership with honour and distinction over these 52 years. Those that have come earlier than us have handed on a legacy we’re extraordinarily pleased with and it’s the goal of the membership now to maintain carrying on that nice work,” he commented.

“The membership continues to develop and prosper and continues to draw new faces. We now have a membership of over 500 – 350 juveniles and 160 seniors – and are the at present the most important athletic membership within the county. Our juvenile athletes, below a superb crew of coaches, proceed to compete at numerous disciplines and revel in being a part of the membership.

“The grownup facet of the membership has by no means been stronger. Our senior and masters’ athletes proceed to compete and succeed on the prime ranges, whereas the Fit4Life group, which began simply over yr in the past, has been an exceptional success. It has given individuals of all ages and talents a pathway into Letterkenny AC and the response to it has been so optimistic,” the chairman added.

Thanking the native companies, teams, organisations, people, public representatives, and sponsors who’ve helped Letterkenny AC down the years, the chairman went on: “Letterkenny AC has at all times been so nicely supported and that’s one thing all related to the membership are most grateful for.”

“It’s an thrilling time for the membership as we embark on the event of a brand new clubhouse and I hope we’ll as soon as once more have the assist of the group,” he stated.

Letterkenny AC buy well-known web site to develop new clubhouse was final modified: Could 1st, 2024 by Workers Author