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The New Development

posted 13 Jan 2013, 13:14 by Glenealy Hurling   [ updated 23 Apr 2015, 10:15 ]
This is probably one of the most exciting times in the history of Glenealy GAA.
We have purchased 20.94 acres at Ballyfree, opposite the school.

The idea to purchase these grounds, and develop them stemmed from the realisation that even though our current GAA facilities have served us well, they are insufficient for our long term needs.

A Club Development Committee was formed comprising of Paddy
Staunton, Joe Linnane, Nigel Manley and Noel Geraghty.

They have been looking at all options for the past three years and being in a position to announce the option to purchase the lands is the just the start of the dream.

We are well aware that in order to accomplish a project of this magnitude a tremendous volunteer effort will be needed from our committed community of players, coaches, parents and fans.  The group that we have put together, who are very much committed to fundraising ,  are delighted to be involved in securing grounds and  playing facilities for Glenealy that we will be proud to call our own.


Chairperson:     Ian O’Neill,  Treasurer, Glenealy Hurling Club,    Owner Wicklow Bookkeeping Services

Committee members:  

 Denis Fielding      Managing Director Acuity SOS Ltd and Former President  Wicklow & District Chamber of                                     Commerce and also president of the Wicklow  County  Chamber of Commerce  

Sheila Driver          Secretary Glenealy Juvenile Committee

William Cullen,       Chairperson Glenealy Camogie

 Meg Geraghty,       Assistant secretary Glenealy Hurling Club, Juvenile PRO,

 Mairead Dooley-Ffrench (Business Development Manager, Ireland, Oracle Applications)   



Our fundraising plans involve a mix of ‘one-off’ projects and events that can be run on an annual basis.  We will always strive to come up with fresh and  innovative ideas that capture the imagination and the limited purse strings of the public.


We are very conscious that the day to day fundraising for the club must continue also and have appointed  Meg Geraghty as a liaison between both committees to ensure that there is no overlap.  We have also looked to projects that would get the support of a wider audience and are very mindful of the fact that we cannot continually look to the same pockets for support.