Pitch Development in Mervue a Big Success

April 13th, 2017 | by stjamesgaa
Pitch Development in Mervue a Big Success
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On the 12th of November 2015 the St. James’ pitch in Mervue closed down for renovations. Prior to this the senior committee met and decided that they would revamped and upgrade their facilitates in Mervue. The club committee planned and prepared an initiative that would enhance the playing field in Mervue. Spearheading this project was Con O’Donovan, Tony Hanley and Chairperson Jimmy Newell. Ger Haniffy was the engineer and he drafted and implemented the changes that were needed in order for the project to be successful. The pitch in Mervue was renovated in the years 2015, 2016 and completed in 2017. In these years, the pitch was re-positioned and leveled correctly. The old goalposts were removed and new goals replaced them. Ball netting facilities were erected behind the goals in order to prevent the footballs from going outside the sporting grounds. A permanent fence was established around the pitch so that it would prevent any damage from occurring to the grounds. In addition, the Juvenile pitch beside the senior grounds was relined and the old posts were also replaced with new goals. There are many people to thank for their input in this project and especially to the people who helped out in the background on a daily basis. Among these are Seamus Burke, Mike Stewart, Tony King, Des O’Dowd, Mattie Harte, David Henry, Gerry Long, Jimmy Gillespie, Chris Kinneen, Bernie Deady, Gary Casey and Pat Burke. The club would like to thank all the local residents for their patience to the ongoing work to the pitch.The pitch fatalities in Mervue are exceptional good. Players, teams and managements will be enjoying the luxury of training and playing competitive games and tournaments in Mervue. Based on collective historical reflection, a recent game involving the St. James’ senior team and Corofin attracted a large amount of supporters who enjoyed a trilling game of football. When the opposition supporters and players were leaving they complemented the club on the new facilitates. Finally, the club would like to thank everyone who helped with this project. Without your input this initiative would not have being a success. Many thanks to the Councillors in City Hall, and corporation who supported this project.

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