The big story for Sligo RFC this week is the granting of planning permission for the new grounds and development at Cloverhill . For all involved this is the culmination of a very long process that started seven years ago. With the growth of our club and the huge increase in membership mainly at underage the existing facilities in Hamilton Park Strandhill are inadequate. The new development will the capacity for up to four pitches and a training area plus a state of the art clubhouse with full gym facilities.
This project has been driven by the development committee which is chaired by Des Butler. Des has put a huge amount of time and effort into this and his passion and enthusiasm has been vital for the progression of the scheme and a huge debt of gratitude is due to him for his efforts.
The planning which was granted has a number of conditions attached but chief Architect Colin Bell is confident that these are not a major problem. The next phase now will be to get the project moved on and to start construction as soon as possible.
For more information on the new development please click here.
Senior (1st, 2nd’s, and U20′s) Pre season training is in full swing on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7.30 pm to 9pm.
There has been a very positive response in both numbers and enthusiasm. Up to forty individuals have taken part a mix of firsts seconds and under 20s. Several new faces have shown up with many more expected when the Sligo IT opens. The coaching and management squad of Joe Walsh Roger Burrows and Cameron Giles are only too glad to welcome all newcomers and help them in any way they can.
Sligo will field a first and second squad this season as well as an U 20 side so numbers are important at this stage to be ready to kick off the season in early September.
Under 18 Pre-season training beings tonight (Wednesday July 9th) with a meeting at the Glasshouse Hotel at 8pm. The coaches for the coming season will be Gavin Foley (087 2406848), Ross O’Boyle (085 7637181), Peter Brady (087 2457548) and Ciaran Stafford (086 0715100).
All new players are welcome. If you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact any of the coaching staff or the squad manager, Ber Holt (086 3792968).
Details regarding upcoming training sessions will be posted shortly.