A first in Fingal: volleyball now at Balbriggan Beach!

by Rose Barrett
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Balbriggan Beach is set to become a hub of sporting activity with the introduction of brand-new volleyball nets, a first for Fingal County Council.

This exciting initiative will encourage community engagement, promote an active lifestyle, and support the growth of volleyball in the area. The installation of volleyball nets on Balbriggan Beach is a collaborative effort between FCC and Volleyball Ireland. The nets will provide an opportunity for individuals and teams to enjoy the sport of volleyball in a picturesque beach setting.

Chloe Farrell, Sports Officer FCC, Cllr Tony Murphy, Gary Stewart, CEO, Volleyball Ireland, Mayor of Fingal Cllr Adrian Henchy, Cllr Gráinne Maguire, Dep Mayor with Robert Burns, Director of Housing, Community and Sports FCC, Gerry Reardon Principal Sports Officer FCC, Ian Farrell, Active Cities Coordinator FCC. Picture Damien Eagers / Coalesce

“We are delighted to see Balbriggan Beach equipped with volleyball nets,” said Cllr. Adrian Henchy, Mayor of Fingal. “This initiative reflects our commitment to enhancing recreational opportunities and fostering a sense of community in Fingal. The addition of volleyball facilities will encourage physical activity, bring people together, and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of Balbriggan Beach.”

“We are thrilled about the introduction of volleyball nets at Balbriggan Beach,” said AnnMarie Farrelly, FCC Chief Executive.

This initiative aligns with our mission to promote active living and provide diverse sporting experiences to the residents of Fingal. Volleyball is a dynamic and inclusive sport that can be enjoyed by individuals of all ages and abilities. We look forward to witnessing the growth of volleyball in our community and the positive impact it will have on the well-being of our residents.”

Cllr Adrian Henchy, Mayor of Fingal, and Gary Stewart, CEO Volleyball Ireland giving it a go at the launch of a new volleyball facility on Balbriggan beach. Picture Damien Eagers / Coalesce

Balbriggan Beach, with its stunning coastline and scenic surroundings, offers the perfect backdrop for volleyball enthusiasts to enjoy the sport in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. The introduction of the volleyball nets, the first on a beach in Dublin, demonstrates Fingal County Council’s commitment to providing accessible and diverse recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike.

Feature photo Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Henchy trying out the new vollebyball facility on Balbriggan Beach

Picture Damien Eagers / Coalesce

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