Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 6 Dec 2012
Tinryland Park Open to Public
After over a year’s hard work and planning the sporting facilities and children’s playground, Tinryland Park finally opened on Thursday last at 10 am sharp.
Tinryland Park is the only Soccer, Tennis, Children’s playground and public park facility in the area. The new facilities include one professional-style, flood-lit pitch for soccer, featuring an astro turf surface. Beside the soccer pitch is a professional standard flood-lit hard-surface tennis court, a children’s playground catering for 2-12 year old's and a meandering walk. It is hoped to provide visitors to our new park with a safe, clean, and friendly atmosphere to take a stroll, play with children, have a picnic and enjoy a fast paced game of soccer or a brisk game of tennis.
Even through the gates are open the work continues. One of the first priorities for the Directors is to find an army of volunteers to help run the facilities, if you are interested in event management, coaching, fundraising, general ground maintenance or would simply like to volunteer your time to Tinryland Park please do not hesitate to contact one of the Directors. Work is due to start on creating beautifully landscaped grounds, with the kind assistance of Deirdre Pender from Talamh Landscaping. To find the Tinryland Park, turn right at the second exit to Tinryland, just before you hit the motorway entrance, travel along that road and turn left, as you travel up this road you will see the park on your right hand side. We are open for business; our operating hours will be from 10am – 10pm seven days a week, so if you want to book a game of tennis or a match of soccer then call the dedicated booking number 085 810 2031 now!
A management team consisting of six Directors was established to oversee this project; all six directors are personally and financially responsible for the success of this project and have made many personal sacrifices to see the project through to this stage. We believe that this commitment to the community embodies what we all wish for the future of our communities.
€16,000 allocated to Tinryland Tidy Towns
Tinryland Tidy Towns were successful in their application for funding from The Capital Sports Programme. This was announced by the Minister for Sports and Tourism Mr Michael Ring on Sunday December 2nd. This grant will be used for outdoor exercise machines in Tinryland Park. This should ensure that all interests and ages from children to adults are catered for in the new park. These exercise machine are targeted for adults, and should give a total body work-out. It is hoped to have them installed early in the new year.