Students ask SDCC: Where is the football pitch we were promised?

by Padraig Conlon

Local Sinn Fein TD Mark Ward says he is disappointed that a football pitch due to be delivered as part of a social housing development hasn’t happened.

Dublin Mid West TD Ward says he received assurances from South Dublin County Council that the football pitch at Letts Field in Clondalkin would be delivered last October.

The pitch is to be built beside St Peter Apostle School in Neilstown and Ward says he has received several letters from pupils asking for their school pitch.

“No work has been carried out yet and that is very disappointing,” Deputy Ward told Dublin Gazette.

“I met with some very impressive pupils of St Peter Apostle SNS this week who are very disappointed that SDCC have not kept their promise and restored their playing pitch at Letts Field.

“I will be working closely with the pupils, who are eager to get back playing sports on the pitch, to resolve this.

“I am calling on South Dublin County Council to immediately begin the works needed and restore the confidence of the community in the local authority.”

Dublin Gazette contacted South Dublin County Council regarding any update on the progress of the proposed playing pitch at Letts Field.

A spokesperson told us:

“A football pitch was due to be delivered as part of the social housing development at Lett’s Field and the contractor engaged a landscape sub-contractor to carry out this work,” they said.

“Unfortunately, the work was not carried out on schedule and the sub-contractor is being replaced with works now being re-scheduled to coincide with the growing season with a view to having the pitch in place by spring of this year.”

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