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Moutmellick GAA open new clubhouse
IT’S taken years to construct, but on Friday evening Mountmellick GAA club members stood proudly before their brand new clubhouse at the official opening.
The building itself is a fine structure and undoubtedly it is something which will be the envy of many a club in Laois when they come to play Mountmellick. The clubhouse has all the remnants of the Celtic Tiger era which seems like a distant memory now.
MC for the evening, Teddy O’Shea, began proceedings by thanking the large crowd which had turned out before handing over the microphone to club chairman Michael Gormley who began by welcoming GAA President Liam O’Neill and County Board Chairman Brian Allen. He also paid a special welcome to Mountmellick Credit Union, who are Mountmellick GAA’s main sponsor.
“This building represents a momentous occasion in the club’s history. To embark on the development of the grounds here was very challenging but it merely reflects the willingness to always seek to improve things here at Pairc Acraghar. It is the responsibility of the club’s officers to consider the future of football and hurling in the Mountmellick area and I believe that we have fully delivered on our responsibilities with the completion of the clubhouse,” he said.
Teddy O’Shea then introduced President Liam O’Neill and he had nothing but the height of praise for Mountmellick beginning by saying that “it is a privilege to be here. The most impressive aspect of Mountmellick GAA club is that the entire family of Gaelic games uses the premises here as we have hurling, Gaelic football, ladies football and camogie. There are not many places where you will see that throughout the country,” he said.
To help launch the new clubhouse, the senior football teams of Laois and Offaly played a challenge match and before the game began, Mr O’Neill had some words of encouragement for both sides.
“I want to wish Laois and Offaly the very best of luck in the upcoming Leinster championship. One of the friendliest rivalries in Gaelic games
is the rivalry between Laois and Offaly, and it is fitting that Offaly are here tonight to support one of Laois’ strongest clubs, Mountmellick, as they embark on the future,” he added.
Finally, Mr O’Neill unveiled the plaque outside the main entrance to the new clubhouse and the local Parish Priest blessed the building before the two teams took to the pitch in a game which Laois ran out victors by a margin of two points.
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