Kilworth GAA Club will announce plans to develop a state-of-the-art club house, dressing rooms and community gym at a public meeting this Friday night (September 21) at Scoil Mhairtin National School in the village at 7.30pm.
The entire project, which is estimated to cost in the region of €700,000, will incorporate four new dressing rooms, a first aid room, referees room, public toilets, a meeting room and an upstairs gym.
A planning application for the facility is expected to be submitted to Cork County Council by the end of the month and club secretary, Liam Kenny told The Avondhu this week that the new gym will be open to everyone.
“The gym will be kitted out to a very high spec. We want it to be the best-in-class gym around. It will be run professionally and we want to bring to Kilworth the standards you would see in the cities. The gym will be open to everyone, both young and old. It will facilitate the early risers, parents who might be dropping children to school, the elderly and we hope to attract other organisations too.”
KIlworth GAA Club have been fundraising consistently to bring their ambitious plans to fruition and although they hope to complete the project by 2020, meeting this target will depend on securing a sports capital grant.
The club have outgrown their existing facilities which were built by local volunteers back in the 1970s.
A vibrant under age set-up with a growing camogie section, means that the current changing rooms are unfit for purpose.
It is hoped for a big turnout at Friday night's meeting, timed for 7.30pm – all welcome.