Rosemount Mulvey wins dispute as girls’ teams get awarded pitches

by Gary Ibbotson

Rosemount Mulvey Football Club has announced that it has reached an agreement with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Parks Department to allow its girls teams play on pitches in Rosemount Park.

The club posted a statement online on Monday declaring the breakthrough after disputing the parks department decision to originally allocate the pitches to Mount Merrion Youths FC.

“The club are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with DLRD parks dept to allow our girls teams to play their games in our home in Rosemount,” the statement read.

“We will continue to grow the club, coach, train and help the children of this community.

“We have been given written commitments to ensure our club, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is allowed to provide a sporting outlet for children of those community of Dundrum and Windy Arbour.”

The club, which is located in Rosemount Estate, held protests outside Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown last week after it was revealed that its girls teams would not have pitches to play on despite the council previously indicating otherwise.

However, now it seems that the dispute has been quashed with the local authority deciding to award the use of some pitches to Rosemount’s girls.

“As a result of this late agreement, the club has agreed to postpone our planned protests at tonight’s dlrd meeting and other protests this week,” the club said.

“We only wish to work with the local authority.

“Our committee wish to express our appreciation and pride at the amount of help that has come from locally, nationally and internationally.

“We have been blown away by all this support.

“Finally, to our community, we can’t thank you enough. We hope that we represent you with our best intentions and we apologise for having to bring this to the media but we were left with no choice.

“We wish to now just focus on the kids and their football.”

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