Photo caption (left to right) – T.J.Egan,Post Primary Munster GAA Delegate: Tom Collum, Servicing Officer, Post Primary Schools, Tipperary: Martin Hallahan, Principal Officer Cork Co. VEC Kevin White, Principal Dr. Mannix College: Dan Haore, Munster GAA Trustee: Jimmy O’Gorman, Cathaoirleach Munster GAA: Barry O’Brien, CEO Cork Co. VEC: Joan Russell, Education Officer Co. Cork. VEC: Daniel Nelligan, Deputy CEO Munster GAA
Páirc Réigiúnach na gColáistí, Charleville
Munster GAA and Cork Co. VEC jointly manage lands that have been developed to provide a Regional centre dedicated as a colleges GAA playing facility.
Located at Dr. Mannix College, Charleville the centre is strategically located in the geographical centre of the Province of Munster.
Plans are in place to provide ball-stop netting and pitch fencing which will complete this phase of the development leaving a full-sized sand carpet pitch fully protected and serviced by state of the art dressing rooms, and significant off-street car parking. Floodlights, viewing embankments and spectator stands are also envisaged in later phases.
The development has been well received in the province obtaining the backing of all school bodies, county and divisional boards in the area.
Today Munster GAA Chairman, Jimmy O’Gorman, will present Cork Co. VEC CEO, Barra O’Briain with a cheque for €76,500 towards the development at Páirc Réigiúnach na gColáistí.
Also present for the presentation are:
• Kevin White, Principal, Dr. Mannix College
• Joan Russell, Education Officer, Cork Co. VEC
• Martin Hallanan, Principle Officer, Cork Co. VEC
• Dan Hoare, Munster GAA Trustee, Páirc Réigiúnach na gColáistí
• Pierce Murphy, Munster GAA Trustee, Páirc Réigiúnach na gColáistí
• Daniel Nelligan, Munster GAA Trustee, Páirc Réigiúnach na gColáistí