Donegal GAA officials will travel to Croke Park on Wednesday next, 15th August hopeful of securing the funding necessary to complete phase II the Centre of Excellence training facility at Convoy.
At the recent Donegal Co. Committee meeting, the matching funding that was needed to be raised by Donegal had reached over i103,000. The target is i125,000, which is the magic figure that will trigger the release of funding of £250,000 by Croke Park.
By last weekend over i110,000 had been raised and the fund-raising committee, under chairman Danny Harkin, are urging clubs and individuals to make one final push this weekend so that the target can be reached.
“We are confident that we will have the funds in place when treasurer, Grace Boyle, makes the trip to Croke Park on Wednesday next and we are urging all involved who have money collected or who wish to donate, to do so by this weekend at the latest,” said Danny Harkin.
The Centre of Excellence is almost ready to be used with two pitches almost mature after being sown out at the end of last year.
The funding now being raised is needed to complete the ancillary facilities such as floodlighting, fencing, etc.
The facility, which is along the main road at the entrance to Convoy, will be central to the development of Gaelic games and will provide a much needed training home for all county teams, ladies and men, as well as providing an excellent centre for schools’ games, etc.