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Carrick United Soccer Club seeks funding for clubhouse extension

Tom Hayes of Fine Gael  and members of Carrick United look at the plans of Carrick United Extension

Tom Hayes of Fine Gael and members of Carrick United look at the plans of Carrick United Extension

Carrick-on-Suir United FC has appealed to local Minister of State Tom Hayes to lobby on its behalf for government funding for a much needed €50,000 extension to its clubhouse.

The Minister of State in the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine visited the soccer club’s grounds, Tom Drohan Park, on the Coolnamuck Road on April 5 and viewed the extension plans for its changing room.

Carrick Utd. Development Secretary Richard Friend said the Club submitted an application in March for government funding for the project and is awaiting a response.

The proposed extension to the rear of the clubhouse includes a dedicated changing room for the club’s girls teams and a new toilets block that can ben accessed from an exterior door so people don’t have to go walk through changing rooms to avail of toilet facilities.

The Club, which won the Waterford & District Premier League title for the 10th time on Sunday, currently has more than 700 adult and underage members. It has four girls teams and there are many girls training with its 200 strong academy for children aged between five and 10.

Carrick United submitted a planning application for the extension to Carrick Town Council on February 21.

The Town Council is due to reach a decision on whether to approve, refuse or seek further information on the project this Thursday, April 17.

 

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