Broomfield plan’s big boost

by Stephen Findlater

ST SYLVESTER’S were among a series of local clubs to get a big fundraising boost as they were awarded a sports capital grant to support their Broomfield Development Plan.
The club was €150,000 from the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport which will go a long to support their ‘Club For All Seasons 2020’ development Plan. The initiative aims to improve pitch facilities with an all-weather pitch at it’s home ground at Broomfield in Malahide.
Previous fundraising efforts at the Club has financed floodlights at the pitch which is already paying dividends for teams who can now schedule evening matches and training thanks to the well-lit pitch. The All-Weather Pitch will allow year-round training and further scheduling of matches throughout the wet weather months.
Paddy Miskelly, St Sylvester’s chairperson said: “This is a fantastic achievement by the club and will bolster our fundraising efforts. Our pitch plan is already doing very well since it began in the summer months. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Minister Shane Ross, the Department ofTransport,Tourism & Sport and locally, to Alan Farrell TD, Senator James Reilly, Cllr Anthony Lavin, Darragh O’Brien TD & Cllr Eoghan O’Brien for their support.”
Clann Mhuire, Fingal Ravens, Fingallians, Naomh Mearnog, O’Dwyer’s, Skerries Harps, St Finian’s, Saint Maur’s and Wild Geese were among other GAA clubs in the north county who received funding allocations as part of the programme.

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