Minister is on the ball at opening of new pitch in King’s Island

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

MINISTER Jan O’Sullivan has officially opened a new state-of-the-art all weather pitch at King’s Island.

MINISTER Jan O’Sullivan has officially opened a new state-of-the-art all weather pitch at King’s Island.

Located at the rear of Assumpta Park, the new facility, which cost almost €250,000 to construct, was funded though the Limerick Regeneration Agencies in conjunction with a number of local sports clubs.

Star Rovers FC, St Mary’s RFC, Athlukard Villa FC and Abbey Sarsfield GAA have all played a major role in the project, which first began last year.

The floodlit complex, which includes a modern 3G surface can be booked for use by community groups and local residents when it is not being used by local sports clubs.

“The pitch is open from 10am to 10pm seven days a week and we have already had a lot of interest since it opened at the weekend,” said Ken Imbusch, manager of the facility.

Members of the local community and a number of councillors attended the official opening of the new facility.

“It is fantastic for the community and we are really delighted that it is now up and running,” Mr Imbusch told the Limerick Leader.

For more information or to book a slot contact 085-1484213 or email kingsisland.astro@gmail.com.