Recently Eire Og GAA club launched a fundraising drive to build a new clubhouse. ‘Up to this point we were making do with two small dressing rooms and a small referee’s room but in reality we always needed at least another dressing room because if there was a match on we might also have a team training on the adjacent training field. In addition we have strong male and female participation in our games and the lack of more accommodation was hampering our preparation and reducing the use of the facilities’ said club secretary Sharon Behan Woods. It was decided that as part of the club’s 5 stage development plan the new clubhouse would now have to become a reality. The new training pitch had been purchased and developed in the three years previously. A committee was formed to design the clubhouse and after an exhaustive consultative process the new clubhouse was designed. The club then applied for lotto funding and was successful in obtaining a grant to help towards some of the work. The club is building a new clubhouse with dressing rooms, referees room, toilet facilities for spectators, club meeting rooms, a general purpose room, kitchen and a viewing pavillion. This is needed to accommodate the large number of people taking part in gaelic games in the parish. To fund the project the club has started a fundraising project which will enable people to support the construction of the clubhouse. Each ticket bought will be included in a draw for 3 prizes at a special launch draw to be held on the October Bank Holiday weekend. Prizes include European Holiday for two with Paul Claffey Tours in 2008, €1000 in cash and €500 in cash. The club is anxious that all people in the area would support the project and anybody living away wishing to buy a ticket can contact Sharon Behan Woods, Cloonmaul, Loughglynn, Castlerea Co. Roscommon. Tel. 087 9551030 or any member of the club.