Tennis club to consider mast proposal at EGM

The members of Larkspur Tennis Club will be asked to decide on a proposal to erect a telecommunications mast at the club, at an extraordinary general meeting to be held next week.

The members of Larkspur Tennis Club will be asked to decide on a proposal to erect a telecommunications mast at the club, at an extraordinary general meeting to be held next week.

Cashel Sinn Féin chairperson Martin Browne had raised concerns over a proposal to erect a new mobile phone mast in Cashel and had called on the local tennis club to clarify their position on the matter.

Chairperson of Larkspur Park Tennis Club, Rosemary Maher, explained the club were approached by a company called ‘Shared Access’ who have an agreement with umbrella body Tennis Ireland, as well as umbrella bodies for other sporting clubs in Ireland.

The proposal of the company will be put before members of the club at the EGM next Thursday, July 28. Members will vote by secret ballot on whether to proceed with the negotiations.

Rosemary said the club’s committee would not be making this decision, it will be club members.

If the proposal is accepted by members it will then proceed to the planning process, which will be open to members of public to view documents and make a submission. No mast can be erected without going through this process.

According to Mr. Browne: “A number of concerned people have contacted me in the last number of days in relation to a proposed phone mast in Larkspur Park in Cashel. It’s my understanding that a mobile phone company has been in negotiations with the Tennis Club about erecting a mast.

“A number of years ago a similar proposal at the rugby field in Cashel was withdrawn due to the opposition of local residents. I’m calling on the Tennis Club to make a public statement on the matter and clarify the situation. It is unacceptable that such a mast can be erected without any consultation with the local community.”