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Tom McNamara Cathaoirleach Clare County Council with Gerry Flynn, Chair of the Social Development SPC, Mayor of Ennis Paul Murphy, Liam Conneally, Director of Social Development, Clare County Council, Tim Forde,Head of Sports & Recreation, Clare County Council and Councillor Mary Howard, Chair Sports and Leisure Comnmittee and ichard Murphy, Facilities Manager at the official opening of the  3G all-weather playing pitch at Active Ennis John O’Sullivan Park, Lees Road and newly refurbished gymnasium at Active Ennis Leisure Complex on Friday, 2 February 2018.
Photograph by Eamon Ward

Official Opening of Sports Facilities @ Active Ennis Leisure Complex and John O’Sullivan Park

February 16th, 2018|

On Friday, 2nd February 2018, Mayor of Clare, Councillor Tom McNamara officially opened the newly refurbished gym at Active Ennis Leisure Complex and a 3G all-weather pitch at Active Ennis John O’ Sullivan Park. The upgraded facilities are funded by Clare County Council and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport under the Sports Capital Programme.

The €150,000 refurbishment of the gym at Active Ennis Leisure Complex involves the provision of new resistance machines with four wheelchair accessible machines, a full upgrade of the cardiovascular machine, the addition of two BH Fitness powerbikes and the addition of a power rack, hack squat and squat rack.

Meanwhile, a 3G playing pitch that is fully compliant to GAA, FIFA and IRFU specifications has been developed at John O’Sullivan Park, Lees Road. The €500,000 upgrade of the all-weather pitch accompanies a range of other facilities including four conventional playing pitches, a skateboard park, active trail, athletics trail, cross-country running track, woodland walking trails, community orchard and a playground.

20180202_Active_Ennis_02022018_0196 20180202_Active_Ennis_02022018_0177 20180202_Active_Ennis_02022018_0165 Tom McNamara Cathaoirleach Clare County Council with Gerry Flynn, Chair of the Social Development SPC, Mayor of Ennis Paul Murphy, PJ Carmody, Senior Executive Technician, Liam Conneally, Director of Social Development, Clare County Council, Tim Forde,Head of Sports & Recreation, Clare County Council , Councillor Mary Howard, Chair Sports and Leisure Comnmittee and Richard Murphy, Facilities Manager at the official opening of the  3G all-weather playing pitch at Active Ennis John O’Sullivan Park, Lees Road and newly refurbished gymnasium at Active Ennis Leisure Complex on Friday, 2 February 2018. Photograph by Eamon Ward Tom McNamara Cathaoirleach Clare County Council with Gerry Flynn, Chair of the Social Development SPC, Mayor of Ennis Paul Murphy, Liam Conneally, Director of Social Development, Clare County Council, Tim Forde,Head of Sports & Recreation, Clare County Council and Councillor Mary Howard, Chair Sports and Leisure Comnmittee and ichard Murphy, Facilities Manager at the official opening of the  3G all-weather playing pitch at Active Ennis John O’Sullivan Park, Lees Road and newly refurbished gymnasium at Active Ennis Leisure Complex on Friday, 2 February 2018. Photograph by Eamon Ward