Donabate Pitch Ready For Use

Donabate hockey pitchPictured inspecting the repaired hockey pitch in Donabate, prior to its official pening shortly are, Cllr Paul Mulville, Anne Marie Farrelly (Fingal County Council), Cllr Adrian Henchy, Cllr Anne Devitt and Paschal Henchy

After years of being out of action, the All-Weather Pitch in Donabate is operational at long last. On Sunday last, the Portrane Hockey Club were the first group to get use of the much sought after pitch as their hockey season draws to a close.
According to local councillor, Adrian Henchy (FF), the all-weather pitch is now open to the public, where bookings can be made through the Donabate Portrane Community Centre.
“There will be a proper official opening of the facility later in the year,” Henchy explained. “It is proposed to allocate a designated slot, most likely a Friday evening for our teenagers to use the pitch and this will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.” The local councillor stressed that the community had to work together to ensure the pitch was maintained.
“I want to ask the community again to work with us in helping the pitch to get off to a positive start,” he maintained. “From Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm the pitch will be operated by Donabate Community College with designated hours allocated to our three local primary schools. From Monday to Friday 5pm to 10pm and both Saturday and Sundays the pitch will be operated by the Community Centre. The facility will operate with both staff supervision and CCTV systems, so anyone entering the pitch without a booking or permission will be politely asked to leave. The ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the pitch is a significant cost to the community centre and the board is fully committed to caring for the facility to the highest standards so our local schools, clubs and groups get many years of sporting enjoyment.”
“I want to again pay to tribute to everyone involved in finally getting this pitch up and running and to acknowledge and thank our community for their extraordinary patience over the last four years as the facility has been out of commission and especially our local schools and indeed our local clubs, who have been unable to use this much needed pitch,” he added.

Pictured inspecting the repaired hockey pitch in Donabate, prior to its official pening shortly are, Cllr Paul Mulville, Anne Marie Farrelly (Fingal County Council), Cllr Adrian Henchy, Cllr Anne Devitt and Paschal Henchy