Enjoy Cheltenham buzz in County Limerick for Cappamore GAA’s new pitch

Donal O'Regan

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Donal O'Regan

Launching the St Ailbes Credit Union sponsored Cappamore GAA Race night

Launching the St Ailbes Credit Union sponsored Cappamore GAA Race night

CAPPAMORE GAA and camogie clubs welcomed the Liam MacCarthy Cup last month and this month they are hosting another celebration. 

A race night will be held in the community centre on Saturday, November 24. The flag will be dropped for the first race at 9.30pm. It combines two of Ireland’s most enjoyable activities – a day at the race and a night out with friends. Sponsored by St Ailbe’s Credit Union, all the monies raised will go towards developing their additional GAA pitch for boys, girls and adults in the parish. 

Chairman of Cappamore GAA Club, Ger Lonergan saud they are building a new full size field at the back of the one they have at the moment.

“We have 23 teams in the parish between camogie and the GAA. In the summer time when it is at its peak there is hardly room to train,” explained Mr Lonergan.

The club took the brave move a couple of years to buy additional land and develop it. The project is moving along but fundraisers like the race night are crucial to its continuing success.

“Three quarters of the work is done. The plan is it to seed it next spring and then open it in the spring of 2020,” said Mr Lonergan.

Cappamore is renowned for its community spirit and he is looking forward to seeing as big a crowd as possible in the community centre on Saturday, November 24.

“We’ve a great parish. Anything over the years we have taken on has been well supported by the people of the parish. The more sponsorship we get and the more people who come along the better for the club and the plans,” said Mr Lonergan.

The whole county has been given a GAA injection by Limerick’s All-Ireland heroics and the Liam MacCarthy Cup travelling to all the towns and villages. Doon GAA Club’s Richie English, Darragh O’Donovan, Pat Ryan “Simon” and Barry Murphy got a massive reception when they brought the Cup to Cappamore.

“It is all about keeping young kids playing football and hurling,” said Mr Lonergan. And they are certainly doing their best to do just that in Cappamore with their new pitch. For more race night information, tickets, sponsorship please contact any GAA or camogie club member.