Meath v Down to mark Kilmainham 50th anniversary on Sunday 30th April

Thursday, 20th April, 2017 7:31pm

Story by Conall Collier
Jump to comments
Meath v Down to mark Kilmainham 50th anniversary on Sunday 30th April
Meath v Down to mark Kilmainham 50th anniversary on Sunday 30th April

Kilmainham GAA club will mark the official opening of the club's pitch on Sunday 30th April with an attractive senior football challenge game
between meath and Down at 6pm.

The official opening coincides with the 50th anniversary of the club that was established in 1967 to provide football for a small close-knit community around a two-mile stretch of the old N3 between Navan and Kells.

"Despite often been described as the smallest club in Meath, Kilmainham GFC has defied the odds to not just survive, but to thrive during this period," commented Kilmainham official Louise Farrelly.

"In addition to our success on the pitch and having produced a number of county players, one of our most notable achievements has been the
development of an impressive pitch and facilities for future generations to enjoy.

"For the first 34 years of our existence we had nowhere to call home, training took place in local farmers' fields and all of our games were played away.

"However, in 2001 this changed with the purchase of a piece of land in the heart of our small community.

"Over the past 16 years our club has raised and invested in excess of €600,000 in the development of our grounds, which include the pitch, our impressive clubhouse, walking track, access road, car park and entrance gates.

"This could not have been achieved without the support of the people of Kells and Meath," she concluded.

Meath supporters will be eager to get a look at the Meath team as the countdown to the Leinster SFC continues for Andy McEntee's side.


Keep up-to-date with the latest news from around the county with a Meath Chronicle epaper subscription from €2.20*

Group Publications

Your Forum
    Cookies on Meath Chronicle website
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Meath Chronicle website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
    How does Meath Chronicle use cookies?
    Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
    We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
    Hide Message