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Lusk 2020 On The Way

Pictured here are Lusk residents and members of the 'Lusk 20/20' group.Pictured here are Lusk residents and members of the 'Lusk 20/20' group.

There was welcome news recently for Lusk residents, as after a ten year wait the people of Lusk will finally get a designated green and sports space.

Lands adjacent to Lusk Community College have been sitting idle waiting to be handed over to the Council for ten years. Dedicated Lusk pictured above came together to form an action group, ‘Lusk 2020,’ aimed at pushing these plans forward, so that the young people of the area can have proper sports amenities such as a running track and GAA and soccer pitches.

Speaking to the County Leader, one member of the Lusk 2020 group said that, “The committee got the news that phase one of the class one open space had been transferred over to the Council by the developer. We look forward to working with the Council to agree and implement new sports facilities on these lands. This marks the beginning of the Recreational Hub for Lusk, that will become a major amenity for our community.”

Cllr Ken Farrell (Lab), who has been working on the project, stated that, “The Lusk 20/20 group are in discussions with the Council in relation to the proposed plans for the site and I have tabled a motion for the next area meeting, that the Council should present these proposed plans to the committee for approval.”

Farrell went on to say that, “the intention is to have an opening for the Educate Together School and Lusk Community College so that they can avail of the facilities when completed and we are hoping to see developments begin on the site in the near future,” he said.

Senator James Reilly (FG) told the County Leader that when speaking with Minister Shane Ross on the subject, he indicated that, under a new sports grant system, he would look at granting this project more than the maximum amount normally approved, as it is a multi-use sports plan serving many clubs and all of the community in Lusk. “The Lusk 2020 Sports Hub project is a flagship project on how sports facilities should be developed in new growing communities,” said Reilly