Cuala GAA has announced it has received a significant boost towards the proposed redevelopment of its Dalkey facilities following two large donations, writes Amy Rohu.
Donations of €50,000 each were received from Sam McCauley of McCauley Health and Beauty Pharmacy in Glasthule, and Eric Kinsella and Raouf Djeffal, co-owners of Ouzos Steak and Seafood Restaurant, Castle Street, Dalkey.
Approval for the flagship redevelopment was received, following a vote by county councillors of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) to grant full planning permission for the project earlier this week.
The project is a collaboration between Cuala GAA Club, Dalkey United AFC and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) to provide a modern, state of the art sports facility for the thousands of children and adults that play team sports with both clubs and for the use of the wider community.
The new development will be built to the highest environmental standards and result in the first sports facility in Ireland to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Gold accreditation and a BER rating of A2.
Speaking about his contribution, Sam McCauley of McCauley Health and Beauty Pharmacy in Glasthule, said: “When we see the tremendous number of children actively engaged in sports each week, we wanted to get behind this important project for Cuala and the Dalkey community. We would encourage others who may be in a position to provide support to do so also.”