In 2008 Galbally Pearses’ and the Oonagh Celts’ embarked upon an ambitious project to improve and expand their facilities at Pearse Park. With the ever-increasing demand on the club’s facilities, it was deciced that Galbally Pearses’/Oonagh Celts’ required increased capacity in relation to playing facilities to cater for the demands of the youth, men’s and ladies’ football teams. The purchase of the additional land has enabled the club to meet these requirements.
The proposed development will be carried out in 4 stages and when complete will have cost in the region of £775,000.
Phase 1 will consist of the purchase of an additional 6 acres of ground;
Phase 2 will consist of the development of 2 new playing pitches, an extended warm up area and the creation of a youth pitch for U8’s and U10’s;
Phase 3 will consist of the provision of a running track and full floodlighting; and
Phase 4 will consist of the improvement of existing car parking areas, entrance facilities, stand extension and new turnstiles.
As of December 2009 one of the new playing pitch has been completed with work ongoing on the second pitch and youth pitch. The project is expected to be completed by late 2010.