Limerick GAA club goes to the dogs for all-weather pitch

Donal O'Regan

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Donal O'Regan

Local trainer Declan Reale brought some of his dogs down for the launch of Bruff GAA Bord na nÓg’s night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium

Local trainer Declan Reale brought some of his dogs down for the launch of Bruff GAA Bord na nÓg’s night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium

BRUFF GAA Bord na nÓg has announced a fantastic, fun-filled family night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday, April 14. 

Bruff Bord na nÓg chair, Ger Murnane said the club has embarked on a project to resurface the all-weather pitch with 4G astro turf.

“Having a facility like this in our club will provide Bruff with a surface that is always playable, saves space and is both environmentally and maintenance-friendly. 4G artificial grass combines the newest technology to create exceptionally high quality, low maintenance pitches that meet the highest standards,” said Ger.

The completion of the resurfacing will provide a fantastic facility, not only for the club but also for other groups in the locality.

A night at the dogs is always a great night out for all the family but April 14 will be extra special as it will host the semi-final of the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial 2018. This annual competition, held at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, is kindly sponsored by Noreen and JP McManus. It brings great quality racing to Limerick and Bruff Bord na nÓg is thrilled to be associated with such an exciting and prestigious competition, said Ger.

There are other events that will make it even more special, including a monster raffle and results of a colouring competition.

GAA stalwart and underage coach Tom Bulfin said: “Winners of the colouring competition will be announced. Children will be busy colouring in pictures over the next couple of weeks with some lovely prizes up for grabs for the winners so get those crayons out!!”

Gates open at 6.30pm with the first race at 7.45pm. All Bord na nÓg players have tickets for sale and it would be especially appreciated if you would support those underage sales people. Tickets cost €10 per adult and all children U-16 are admitted free of charge. Ger says there is only one place to be for the people of Bruff, Grange, Meanus and surrounding areas on Saturday, April 14 and that is Limerick Greyhound Stadium, and help raise funds for a community project.